MUNICH, Germany — November 28, 2022 — The 4D-GRDXKN printing technology has found a new possible field of implementation in cooperation with PUMA: Goalkeeper Gloves. PUMA’s ULTRA line is designed to meet and exceed all the demands of the modern goalkeeper.
Puma now calls the Ultra Grip 1 Hybrid models one of the lightest, fastest and most flexible gloves on the market. GRDXKN founder and developer Bastian Müller said: “The development of the ULTRA gloves is also a milestone for me. As we were able to expand the functions, increase the performance and thus prove once again what we can achieve with GRDXKN.”
Thanks to the GRDXKN toolkit, the global sportswear company PUMA and the German start-up GRDXKN developed a unique aesthetic that comes with special features. The performance is transferred to the gloves through specially developed printing pastes and a special printing technique.
The glove gains grip while remaining lightweight and flexible.
On the one hand, the use of the exclusive GRDXKN printing application on the backhand gives the glove stability and ensures perfect ball control when hitting. On the other hand, the GRDXKN-print creates grip when fisting the ball. Another advantage is the very high wearing comfort, as the material is extremely light and is applied directly and seamlessly to the backhand. Added to this is the low abrasion and thus the very high resistance of the glove.
Puma says, “The gloves are packed with technologies that ensure the highest performance on the market.” At the European Women’s Football Championship, German national goalkeeper Merle Frohms wore PUMA goalkeeper gloves with GRDXKN technology. Currently, therefore, the national goalkeepers of England (Jordan Pickford) and the Swiss team (Gregor Kobel), among others, are equipped with the Ultra line.
GRDXKN® is a 4D printing technology. It enables the printing of functions. At the same time, the weight of the textiles remains low and flexibility high. The integrated, volume-forming material is abrasion- resistant and shock-absorbent (tested). The printing technology transforms substrates into smart textiles. This cohesive material combination creates new application fields for textiles. The EU-Patent is registered.
Posted: November 28, 2022