BREAKTHROUGH IN SKI WAX MANUFACTURING FOR THE FINNISH COMPANY
VAUHTI SPEED OY. WIDELY USED FLUORINES WILL BE REPLACED WITH NEW,
INNOVATIVE ADDITIVES IN SKI WAXES.
For a long time, the ski wax industry has strived to find replacement components for fluorine additives
which have been deemed harmful to the environment and people. Vauhti’s new PURE products will revolutionize the ski wax market and move the product selection into a more environmentally friendly direction. New collection, which have been registered under trademark PURE, will be selectively launched in
markets already for this winter’s ski season.
In 2015, after a change in ownership, Finland’s leading – and the world’s oldest – ski wax manufacturer,
Vauhti Speed Oy, started an extensive product development project related to new-generation liquid ski
waxes, and cleaning and care products for skin skis. At the same time, Vauhti launched a research project
aimed at finding additives to replace fluorine compounds in ski waxes. As the first ski wax manufacturer in
the world, Vauhti succeeded in developing products free from hydrocarbon solvents for skin skis, and the
products received patent protection in 2019. As a result of long-spanning research work, the company
made a breakthrough in replacing fluorine compounds harmful to the health with new additives in ski wax
products, which Vauhti Speed Oy is now launching on the market.
Vauhti Speed Oy
Pamilonkatu 9, FI-80100 Jensuu, Finland
+358 (0)10 346 5310 | www.vauhti.fi | firstname.lastname@example.org
VAT ID FI26350324
PURE SKI WAXES
Vauhti’s new PURE collection is a completely fluorine-free ski wax and care product range which includes
product categories all the way up to the requirements of a competitive skier. The waxes’ performance has
proved to be significantly better than that of fluorine waxes (and coatings) in certain conditions.
Vauhti’s PURE collection is the result of systematic, long-spanning development work performed together
with e.g. the University of Eastern Finland. The man behind the new range and its additives is Vauhti Speed
Oy’s CEO Esa Puukilainen – a chemist, researcher and doctor from Joensuu, Finland.
The company has submitted a patent application for the new additives, guaranteeing exclusive rights to
Vauhti for the fluorine replacements in the ski wax industry, as used in the PURE collection. A purer and
more responsible ski wax is Vauhti’s answer to the current generation’s needs and values.
Zinc stearate, polydimethylsiloxane with aliphatic groups, and the mixtures of these improve the performance of hydrocarbon waxes and paraffins used in glide waxes in all snow conditions. The chemistry of
these additives enables their processing and complete blending with hydrocarbon waxes and hydrocarbon solvents. The amount and proportion of the additives and the type of wax ingredients can be extensively optimized for the requirements of different snow types. These products are easy and effective to use
with the sponge bottle and less harmful to the environment.
The new and innovative PURE collection is a significant breakthrough and milestone for the Finnish Vauhti
on its way to becoming the world’s market leader in ski waxes.
CEO Esa Puukilainen, tel. +358 50 331 7101
Vauhti Speed Oy will organize a press conference on the new PURE range and future ski waxes in
context with the cross-country skiing World Cup in Ruka on 28 November.
VAUHTI SPEED OY PRESS CONFERENCE, ON 28 NOVEMBER AT THE RUKA MEDIA CENTER AT 11.30 AM.
THE FUTURE OF SKI WAXES AND THE EFFECTS OF EUROPEAN CHEMICALS LEGISLATION ON THE FIELD
VAUHTI SPEED OY’S CEO AND DOCTOR OF CHEMISTRY ESA PUUKILAINEN
- The use of various fluorine compounds in today’s ski waxes and in the ski wax industry
- Upcoming legislation changes and their effect on the future of ski waxes
- Vauhti Speed Oy’s new fluorine-free waxes and the chemical structures behind the products