The 4D GRDXKN printing technology has found a new possible field of implementation in cooperation with Puma: goalkeeper gloves. GRDXKN is a 4D printing technology that enables the printing of functions while, at the same time, the weight of the textiles remains low and flexibility high. The integrated, volume-forming material is abrasion-resistant and shock-absorbent (tested). The printing technology transforms substrates into smart textiles. This cohesive material combination creates new application fields for textiles. The EU-Patent is registered.
The Ultra line from Puma SE, Herzogenaurach/Germany, is designed to meet and exceed all the demands of the modern goalkeeper. The Ultra Grip 1 Hybrid model is one of the lightest, fastest and most flexible gloves on the market.
Thanks to the GRDXKN toolkit, the global sportswear company Puma and the start-up company GRDXKN technology, Munich/Germany, developed a unique aesthetic that comes with special features. The performance is transferred to the gloves through specially developed printing pastes and a special printing technique. The glove gains grip while remaining lightweight and flexible.
The use of the exclusive GRDXKN printing application on the backhand gives the glove stability and ensures perfect ball control when hitting. Furthermore, the GRDXKN-print creates grip when fisting the ball. Another advantage is the very high wearing comfort, as the material is extremely light and is applied directly and seamlessly to the backhand. Added to this is the low abrasion and thus the very high resistance of the glove.
Currently, the national goalkeepers of England (Jordan Pickford) and the Swiss team (Gregor Kobel), and the Germany women’s team (Merle Frohms) among others, are equipped with the Ultra line.
GRDXKN = registered trademark