STIGA is the market leading brand within table tennis with a long tradition of producing world class products. To take the next step in their product development they turned to TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon fiber reinforcements to get maximum performance on their blades.
“The partnership with TeXtreme® is a major step for us in the constant search for bringing the most innovative products in the sport. We are happy to have found such a renowned supplier in Sweden that matches our high demands for carbon fiber materials. ” says Mats Bandstigen, CEO of STIGA Sports AB.
Henrik Blycker, CEO of Oxeon AB says: We are thrilled to have entered this partnership with STIGA and to move into another area where the unique benefits of TeXtreme® Technology come to use. With our knowledge and flexibility in producing the best possible carbon fiber reinforcements and STIGA’s expertise of table tennis we have set up a fruitful cooperation, hopefully leading to important victories in the future.
TeXtreme® is the next generation of carbon fiber material in the sporting goods industry. It is based on using Spread Tows instead of yarns to achieve ultra light weight and high-performance products. Companies utilizing the TeXtreme® Technology achieve better properties on weight, stiffness, strength, etc. compared to those using other carbon fiber materials.
Mats Bandstigen continues, “The proficiency of STIGA’s R&D department, combined with state of the art manufacturing procedures, makes it possible for STIGA to constantly provide new, innovative and unsurpassed products. The combination of the finest wood, high-end TeXtreme® material and craftsmanship make STIGA’s blades the best that nature and science can offer.”
Many sports have seen the use of TeXtreme® make an immediate and dominant impact on performance from Formula 1 racing, Americas Cup, advanced aerospace, bicycles. In addition, over 400 NHL players uses sticks reinforced by this carbon fiber technology.
The retail launch of the new STIGA blades is set for beginning of 2015.