Made in Germany
HTP - HOCHLEISTUNGS-THERMOPLAST
For the production of our world-famous HTP-kayaks, we're using a special PE, called HTP. This material can only be used in blow-moulding and not in roto-moulding, as used by other producers of kayaks. The molecule chains of HTP are approximately 10 times longer than those of rotated PE. This makes the boat hulls stiffer, lighter and less susceptible to abrasion. HTP-kayaks have clear advantages regarding form stability, abrasion and boat weight, compared to kayaks made of rotated PE. HTP is very environmentally friendly. When it is recycled, there are no poisonous gases or residues; it is ground water neutral and free of heavy metals. Our blowmolded kayak are comparably light, compared to rotomolded kayaks, but have a higher weight, e.g. compared to our PriLite kayaks (approx. 20% more).
Care: HTP-boat shells are very sturdy and already possess a permanent protection against UV-rays. Therefore they need no treatment with varnishes, wax or other care materials.
+ Extremely high mechanical durability
+ Not sensitive to ground impact
+ Stiff and form-stable during paddle tours in the Arctic and the Tropics