Vision

Dimpora stands for the combination of dimension and pore. Both are key to our vision of a seamless breathable membrane formed directly on any 3D surface. We want to take a step forward in an established industry, relying on 2D large scale processes, towards the individual point of sales assembly of your personal outdoor equipment.

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Greenpeace released in 2017 a report condemning the use of per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) in the clothing industry. Those chemicals revealed to be extremely hazardous and persistent in the environment. As a matter of fact, accumulation of PFCs were found in the liver of polar bears and in human blood as well as in secluded mountains and lakes. It is therefore of the utmost importance that nature enthusiasts keep their beloved outdoor spaces PFCs free. With Dimpora, we are addressing the need of replacing fluorinated polymers in the apparel industry with a new material with equal if not better properties.

 
 

Our Membrane

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First dimpora jacket

2D

Our 2D product involves a conventional lamination of the dimpora membrane onto a textile. The waterproof fluorine-free membrane is mainly based on polyurethane and undergoes our template removal approach to create the necessary porosity, thus achieving an excellent breathability.

2D Biodegradable

Our process allows the use of biodegradable polymers right away. The template removed from the membrane allow it to breath while the rain is kept outside due to the internal functionalization. The membrane is one part of a biodegradable laminate, with fabric and adhesive. After the lifetime of the product, it can be directly given back to nature without leaving a trace.

3D

Our 3D product is a new approach to directly coat the membrane onto an already assembled jacket. Taking advantages of the stickiness of the dimpora membrane, the latter can be sprayed, painted or dip-coated on the textile. This system permits to avoid loss of membrane activity due to cutting, sewing and seam taping as well as to reduce failure tests and waste.

 
 

Benefits

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Environment

The current membrane market is dominated by the so called fluorinated chemistry. These non-natural compounds have been used by millions of outdoor enthusiasts all over the world. The traces of this can now be found in the remote nature and its inhabitants creating physical risks for the nature we enjoy. 

We use fluorine free materials that are well known all around us. Our technology allows us to exchange the base material, potentially also with a recyclable or biodegradable material.

 
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Functionality

Our fully porous material allows the fastest possible sweat transport at complete rain protection. With our hydrophobic porous system we can keep the rain out and let the sweat evaporate.

 
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Seamless Breathability

Our unique pore forming strategy allows us to apply the membrane as a whole and specifically where you need it. Design your garment the way it serves you best.