GOLDWIN INNOVATION PRESENTS ENVIRO-FRIENDLY “SPIDER SILK” JACKET TO SKI AND OUTDOOR INDUSTRY IN DENVER

2018/01/26
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GOLDWIN INNOVATION PRESENTS
ENVIRO-FRIENDLY “SPIDER SILK” JACKET TO SKI AND OUTDOOR INDUSTRY IN DENVER

GOLDWIN Inc. and Spiber Inc. (Director and Representative Executive Officer: Kazuhide Sekiyama / Head Office: 234-1 Mizukami, Kakuganji, Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture) are pleased to announce the exhibition of a new prototype of the GOLDWIN Ski Jacket.

The jacket features QMONOS™, a revolutionary new protein material based on spider silk. Environmentally friendly due to its non-reliance on petrochemicals, QMONOS™ has the potential to bring about a true paradigm shift in the materials industry. At present, QMONOS™ is undergoing an array of rigorous quality verification procedures before being brought to the market. Both GOLDWIN and Spiber are hard at work to usher in the adoption of this exciting new material of the future. Attendees of the Outdoor and Snow Show in Denver will have the first opportunity to see this innovation at the Goldwin booth (49045-UL) and speak with a representative from Spiber during the Goldwin Innovation Party from 4-5pm on Friday, January 26, 2018 (Day 2) at the Goldwin booth.

The innovative collaboration between Goldwin and Spiber coincides with the opening of GOLDWIN’s new R&D facility, GOLDWIN TECH LAB this past November, in Oyabe City, Toyama Prefecture, Japan. Research and development activities have already begun for innovative sportswear using state-of-the-art technology.

Oyabe City is the birthplace of GOLDWIN and was already home to GOLDWIN Technical Center (GTC), which has been at the forefront of GOLDWIN’s R&D activities for many years. The addition of GOLDWIN TECH LAB represents GOLDWIN’s commitment to further strengthening their R&D capabilities.
The validation tests of the world’s first prototype produced with QMONOS™ on an actual manufacturing line was one of the first objectives of the GOLDWIN TECH LAB.

At GOLDWIN TECH LAB, GOLDWIN will endeavor to develop products that incorporate new and unique values, by taking full advantage of the R&D capabilities GOLDWIN has fostered in the 67 years since the brand’s establishment, as well as the product development expertise, which combines human insights with advanced intelligence aided by state-of-the-art instruments, and GOLDWIN’s unique and comprehensive inspection system, which ensures high quality and reliability.

<Key facilities>
Quality Inspection Office, Stable Environment Room, Scanner Studio, CAD Room、Prototype Room, Exercise Research Room, Artificial Weather Room / Rain Chamber

(Press release about GOLDWIN TECH LAB) 

Newly opened GOLDWIN TECH LAB starts R&D of products with new values