As portion of Sustainable Golf Week, we’re highlighting the fantastic operate that Dow, presenting husband or wife of the Let’s Celebrating the Inexperienced and Formal Sustainability Useful resource Associate to the Women European Tour (Allow) and LPGA Tour, did before this yr for equally groups in the 2023 Solheim Cup.
Let us Celebrating the Inexperienced presented by Dow initiative highlights the great perform that is currently being performed by gamers, companions, tournaments and venues to progress sustainable motion in the sport of golf. As a task in this wider worldwide initiative, Dow and a premium activity and journey extras brand made a golf bag created for optimum performance and eco-aware athletes.
At the 2023 Solheim Cup, each the European and U.S. Teams carried the exact same type of bag showcasing a new, modern technologies offered by Dow known as LuxSense™.
LuxSense™ Silicone Synthetic Leather-based is the world’s very first silicone-centered synthetic leather product that can be utilized throughout a extensive range of applications, from automotive to toys to sporting items. LuxSense™ is stain and UV resistant though owning all the beloved aesthetic and sensory attributes of common leather-based.
The technology also lets for higher ranges of coloration customization, generating it fantastic for the 2023 Solheim Cup baggage. The bags especially are an possibility for every team’s captain to instil their personal creative imagination into the crew kit layout, producing each clever and sentimental nods to the legacy of their respective Girls Expert Golfing Affiliation (LPGA) and Females European Tour organizations.
LuxSense™ Silicone Leather-based is also abrasion and hydrolysis resistant, which means that the merchandise can stand up to substantial humidity and substantial temperatures – factors that have been elements at Finca Cortesin in Andalucia, Spain.
Mainly because of Dow’s determination to building safer, more sustainable components, each and every bag was in a position to be created with a materials that is both of those plasticizer-totally free and animal-totally free, that means that there are lower carbon emissions in the creation course of action than the same for authentic leather. And, specifically for the match, Dow was able to engineer LuxSense™ as a 100% carbon neutral product.
Carlos Padilla II, Head of Global Sports Partnerships at Dow, said: “We were unquestionably thrilled to be presented this special opportunity to lover with a luxury golf bag designer on innovating the golfing luggage. We knew the bags needed to get the job done flawlessly on the study course for some of the greatest feminine athletes in the entire world, so optimizing performance was key. But the greatest obstacle was infusing the bag with unparalleled amounts of sustainability. To hit each desires, our new LuxSense™ solution was the very clear decision.”
The 2023 European Solheim Cup Workforce Captain Suzann Pettersen mentioned: “As Dow’s Sustainability Ambassador, I have witnessed the amazing do the job that Dow is undertaking to generate safer, more sustainable components and the 2023 European Solheim Cup workforce was proud to be ready to use the trailblazing LuxSense™ Silicone Leather luxury golfing bags. The style and design and materials of the bags fitted our requirements completely and intended that the players could target and get on with the endeavor at hand.”