Due to its high resistance to wear and impact, Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) is found in many industrial applications. As in the astronaut suits and electronic devices of the International Space Station.
In climbing for example, ropes and straps made from combinations of UHMWPE and nylon thread have gained popularity for their strength.
At Andromeda we bet on this material as the main fabric of our NearX suit, the most revolutionary jumpsuit on the market, with AAA level and vegan friendly. Its leather look gives it a traditional appearance, whilst incorporating a finish that is water repellent.
Its main advantages: it is more resistant than cow leather and more sustainable, since 51,000 liters of water are not used in the process as it is done with animal leather. Neither are chemicals such as chrome used for tanning.
OEKO-Tex certification, which certifies that no harmful chemicals have been used during its manufacture.