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CCM Hockey partners with Sigmatex to produce hockey sticks for 2017

News International-French

17 May 2016

The upcoming product line will incorporate Sigmatex’s sigmaST fabric, and is driven by weight reduction and strength objectives. This collaboration reinforces CCM’s commitment to ongoing research and development within the hockey industry.

Reebok-CCM Hockey, a subsidiary of the adidas Group, is headquartered in Montreal. With operations in Canada, the United States and Europe, the Company is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of hockey equipment and related apparel under two of the most recognized hockey brand names: Reebok Hockey and CCM Hockey. Reebok-CCM Hockey equips numerous professional hockey players, including Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and John Tavares. Reebok-CCM Hockey is also the official outfitter of the National Hockey League, the American Hockey League, the Canadian Hockey League, and several NCAA and national teams.

The range utilises Sigmatex’s sigmaST fabric which is 20% lighter than traditional carbon fibre fabrics and has an good strength to weight ratio. This technology is important to sporting applications, particularly in the hockey industry that demands a light weight stick which maintains durability and has a high impact tolerance. With its sleek checkerboard finish, sigmaST gives the hockey sticks a unique shelf appeal.

The sticks will be distributed globally and exploited in professional leagues across the world including the National, American, Canadian and Swedish hockey leagues.

Sigmatex is an independent converter of carbon fibre. With over 30 years’ experience, Sigmatex supplies a range of technical textile solutions to a wide spectrum of industries including sport & leisure, automotive, aerospace, marine, industrial and construction markets. The company have five sites across the world which convert high quantities of carbon fibre each year and its capacity is continually increasing in line with the company’s aggressive global investment structure. Sigmatex can also offer the ability to co-locate with customers to provide on-site facilities to manufacture its carbon fibre textiles.

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