Entering athletes will use the company’s Skytex 27 paragliding fabrics. (Photo courtesy Felix Wölk.)
Entering athletes will use the company’s Skytex 27 paragliding fabrics. (Photo courtesy Felix Wölk.)

Porcher Sport, the sports and leisure division of Porcher Industries, plans to be a race sponsor of the Red Bull X-Alps 2019 paragliding race. Entering athletes will use the company’s Skytex 27 paragliding fabrics. Skytex27 uses a polyurethane (PU) coating for stability in flight.  

The company has reportedly also made a prototype of its newly developed lightweight performance fabric that weighs 21 gsm and which will be available in 2020.

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