Rapala breaks into the wader market by introducing a new generation of waders: EcoWear Reflection Waders. Apart from the special design protected appearance, Rapala® Reflection Waders are manufactured with a unique, ecological technology by Dupont. DuPont™ Cerenol® Polyol, a proprietary new family of high performance poly-ether polyols, is manufactured in a sustainable process using an ingredient derived from agricultural feedstock. Cerenol® offers a unique combination of uncompromising product performance with the benefit of being renewably sourced, resulting in a reduced environmental footprint and lowering the dependence on petroleum.
DuPont™ Cerenol® technology is applied as part of the EcoWear Reflection Waders’ manufacturing process, when the fabric is given its waterproof and breathable qualities, resulting in excellent numbers of waterproofness (19,000 mm) and breathability (4000 g/m²/ 24 h) with 30% smaller fossil energy use and 35% smaller greenhouse gas emissions. This is a first-of-its-kind worldwide in terms of unique ecological manufacturing by DuPont.