Nivylen is a new High Tech material, which was developed for nearly 10 years in Germany and is exclusivly manufactured in Germany. Nivylen was specially developed fort he application as gliding soles for winter sports products. Other than other material for gliding soles Nivylen is not a Polyethylen but a Co-Polymer material, which combines the advantages of different basic materials.
Better gliding capabilities, no fading out, harder and more durable, adopts dynamicly to different temperatures, very low maintenance, repair with original material
To preserve the very high performance of the Nivylen base you do not have to wax it. The base does not fade out or fray out, which is the main reason for other bases to become grey and become slower. Furthermore the base adopts his hardness to different snow temperatures and does not have to be prepared for changing snow temperatures.
Base immediately after grinding
Sintered PE-Base after 50 hours of skiing without waxing
Nivylen Base after 50 hours of skiing without waxing
Of course you can wax or tune it. And even here you have advantages. Because of it’s more homogene and deeper pores the Nivylen base can take up much more wax and preserve the wanted characteristic for a much longer time. But technically it is not required to wax the base to prevent it from fraying or wearout or to fit it to conditions. If you want the already very high gliding performance to be even better, you can tune it with different waxes. Here we recommend waxes from Kandahar, because they have worked best in tests with the base and are more ecofriendly than others.
The base can be repaired like any other base. But you do not have to use any foreign materials, you can use the original material – Nivylen. This leads to a much better and longer lasting repair result. Foreign materials are normaly just a very short term reperation.
Nivylen has a significant higher Shore D value than other materials used for Ski bases. At room temperature (20° Celsius) Nivylen has a Shore D value of 65 D. Compared to this extruded bases have around 57 D and a very good sintered base has 61 D. After you have normaly very low temperature while skiing the Nivylen base gets even harder, what the other bases do not do. At -15° Celsius it reaches a hardness of nearly 70 D, whislt the other bases keep the same hardness like in room temperature. This shows that Nivylen is much more durable and long living than normal bases.
Yes it is eco friendly. It is fully recycable and the production and used materials are no big threat for the eco system.
Main reason is the helix structure of the molecular chains of Nivylen. Whilst other base material’s molecular chains just lie loose next to each other the Nivylen molecular chains are interlooped into a helixstructure. This leads to a significant higher durability and homogenity. It is the same effect as the one of a strong rope. If you just put single fibers next to each other the strength will not be very high. Butif you interloop more fibers together you will get a strong rope.

Normal Base

Surface of PE made by
scanning electron microscope
PE Macromolecule - The single chains
just lie next to each other and
are not interlooped

Nivylen Base

Surface of Nivylen mace by
scanning electron microscope
Nivylen-macromolecule - The single chains
are interlooped to a big helix what
makesthem strong

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