Dunlop, BASF create revolutionary power flex technology padel bats

Dunlop, BASF create revolutionary power flex technology for padel bats

7:18 AM, 8th December 2015
Dunlop, BASF create revolutionary power flex technology for padel bats
Revolutionary Power Flex technology for padel bats.

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: Dunlop (Spain) and BASF SE, said that they have jointly developed a new technology that marks a breakthrough in padel bat performance.

The new technology power flex consists of the application of a revolutionary material developed by BASF: Infinergy. The world’s first expanded thermoplastic polyurethane (E-TPU) is applied to the core of the padel bat. Its unique elastic properties and extraordinary resilience offer clear advantages in playability and durability of the bat.

The Infinergy material from BASF is as elastic as rubber but lighter. As such, it provides the optimal weight parameters. The high elasticity of the material delivers explosive power and greater comfort as balls rebound faster off the bat.

At the same time, Infinergy is an extremely durable material and as a result, the bat performs exceptionally in all weather conditions, BASF said.

After almost two years of cooperation and development between both companies, the first power flex bats will be launched as part of the Dunlop Padel 2016 collection.

“The power flex technology represents a giant step forward in the performance of the padel bat,” said Richard Jackson, head of marketing, Dunlop Padel.

“The partnership with Dunlop allows us to introduce our know-how and expertise in a new application area in cooperation with a market-leading specialist brand,” said Andy Postlethwaite, senior VP, performance materials Asia Pacific, BASF.

The star product from the new Dunlop Padel collection for 2016 is the model Dunlop Blast, the new bat of choice for Juani Mieres on the professional circuit. It offers an oversize hybrid head shape with a large sweet spot and incorporates aeroframe with the aerodynamic frame profile for faster reaction on defensive shots and greater swing speed on attacking shots.

Vibro Pods with silicon pods inserted into the frame around the hitting area absorb vibrations and offer greater comfort and 100 percent carbon with a carbon reinforcement in the base of the bat for greater stability and superior control.

In combination with the new power flex technology that provides extra power, comfort and durability, the new Dunlop Blast is one of the outstanding padel bats models for the 2016 season.

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