Sports

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Who Can Use Our Products?

Whether you are playing golf in the rain, or crushing an opponent on the tennis court, or crashing down the mountain on your fat tire bike, you need a good strong grip in wet, sweaty and oily conditions. We sweat when we work hard, and nanoGriptech’s products can be incorporated into sporting goods to give users a unique advantage in their field of play!

Product Applications

High Grip Gloves

Golfers, soccer goalies, football players, etc. are always looking for a competitive edge—especially when it comes to ways to control the ball. Sticky adhesive gloves are typically not allowed. nanoGriptech current dry friction or gripping materials are often limited in flexibility, profile or comfort. nanoGriptech’s Setex® XG product could provide a new, dry gripping solution for sports gloves, improving ball control—and the opportunity to win!

The Technology

Setex XG is a high friction microfiber surface inspired by the microscopic hairs, or setae, of a gecko’s foot that can be incorporated onto apparel or injection molded parts.

  • Retains around 60-70% of their original friction in wet and oily conditions. Competing materials, such as rubber, can lose 90% of their friction when exposed to wet/oily conditions residue-free removal
  • Can be provided in sheet form with a thermoplastic polyurethane backing for incorporation onto textiles for sporting apparel applications

Setex XG is a high friction microfiber surface inspired by the microscopic hairs, or setae, of a gecko’s foot that can be incorporated onto apparel or injection molded parts.

  • Retains around 60-70% of their original friction in wet and oily conditions. Competing materials, such as rubber, can lose 90% of their friction when exposed to wet/oily conditions residue-free removal
  • Can be provided in sheet form with a thermoplastic polyurethane backing for incorporation onto textiles for sporting apparel applications
Coefficient of Friction to Leather

Racquet & Golf Grips

It’s pouring rain on the golf course, and your club is slipping in your hands.  Wouldn’t you love to have golf grips that give you almost three times more grip in wet and sweaty conditions.

Coefficient of Friction to Synthetic Skin

The Technology

Setex XG is a high friction microfiber surface inspired by the microscopic hairs, or setae, of a gecko’s foot that can be incorporated into injection molded parts.

nanoGriptech will treat the molding tool's surface so that the resulting molded part is produced with high friction microfibers on the surface, directly integrated and made out of the same material as the part. These microfiber molded parts, using customer plastics, gain a significant increase in the coefficient of friction, typically over 200% to skin in wet and oily conditions.

Socks & Sports Wear

Socks slip and bunch in their shoes. Incorporate Setex Gripping Materials into your line of socks for enhanced performance both on and off the field! Sports equipment, uniforms, clothing and other sports equipment that comes in contact with skin often slip, become contaminated or use materials that smell over time. Such materials do not work well with concave surfaces or in situations that need low profile, non-tacky gripping.