Xcel Commits To Producing Neoprene Free WetsuitsRead More
We have committed to produce all of our wetsuits using neoprene-free materials by 2026. By then we believe that natural materials will offer the same performance as our current range of suits, for the same or better cost to surfers.
Oyster Shell in Neoprene
We now use recycled oyster shells in place of using calcium carbonate in our neoprene production.
Dope-dying infuses dye pigments into a molten plastic solution to produce colored yarns without the dyeing process. This saves tremendous amounts of water while reducing energy consumption and water pollution.
PAHs Minimized Formulation
Xcel uses neoprene rubber foam formulated to eliminate nearly all of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAHs) substances.
A wide selection of Xcel’s fabrics are knitted with polyester yarns made from recycled plastic bottles. This helps reduce waste and material consumption at the same time.
Neoprene Recycling Process
Xcel recycles as much neoprene production waste as possible, turning it into qualified production, thus minimizing the waste that goes to landfills.
Eco Carbon Black
Carbon Black, one of the key ingredients of neoprene, can now be pyrolyzed from scrap rubber tires. This significantly reduces energy consumption and cuts CO2 emission by 200g per wetsuit.
Xcel turned solvent-based laminating glue into water-based glue, eliminating harmful, volatile organic compounds (VOCs).