[Idée verte] Glue-free, recyclable… With Decathlon, the plasturgist Demgy Atlantique is reinventing the football boot

It’s called Traxium Compressor. With its combination of bright colors, the pair of new kind of cleats opens up new perspectives for its manufacturer, Demgy Atlantique, and its client, Décathlon. “Talking about football boots in a plastics factory is not common”, admitted, Tuesday, October 5, Frédéric Boistard, director of Kipsta, the football brand of Décathlon, from the Demgy Atlantique factory located in Gétigné (Pays de La Loire).

This site is one of the seven that Demgy Group has around the world (four in France, two in Romania, one in the United States). The group employs 700 people and achieved a turnover of 54 million in 2020. Specializing in injection and thermoplastic composites, the plant generally produces parts intended for the automobile, aeronautics or luxury luggage. For the plastics manufacturer, this pair of football boots is therefore a potential avenue for diversification. And an example of an eco-designed product.

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