Racquet Science – EcoGRIP

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EcoGRIP – Its really Racquet Science, not Rocket Science!

EcoGRIP is biodegradable and Eco-Friendly. How can we prove this fact? See the above photo of our once white EcoGRIP in a garden compost (now a brown strip in the center of the picture) after 5 months. The green and yellow tennis overgrips (next to the brown EcoGRIP) are made out of non-biodegradable polyurethane (PU). PU is the same material used to make heart valves and sofa cushions. You can see these grips have not decomposed at all. Why? Because these PU grips are NOT designed to decompose or biodegrade in the environment. Some polyurethanes take 500 years to decompose (see the article below). The CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization), the foremost governmental scientific organization in Australia, has independently certified EcoGRIP as biodegradable. Four years of R&D and a patent pending polymer have produced EcoGRIP, the world’s only high performing, eco-friendly overgrip. Be a first mover, a real pioneer. Get a Grip!

Leather vs. Polyurethane – a comparison taken from an article published by Diffen,com at http://www.diffen.com/difference/Leather_vs_Polyurethane

Some polyurethane foams are used as artificial or faux leather (PU leather) for shoes, upholstery in sofas, and iPad smart covers. Leather is tanned animal hide and is more expensive than polyurethane. However, polyurethane is not biodegradable and takes several centuries to decompose.

Comparison Chart

Leather

Polyurethane

EcoGrip

Material

Animal hide treated with chemicals.

Plastic

Biodegradable
polyurethane
Durability

Very durable (10-15 years if maintained well), used in rugged conditions, but will fade in sun and degrade with age.

Very durable, but susceptible to cracking and UV damage.

Very durable, excellent UV protection.

Washable

Usually no

Yes

Yes

Cost

Premium price luxury item; much more expensive compared to fake leather.

Cheaper

Competitive with name brand overgrips.
Breathable

Yes

No

Hi-Tac

Animal friendly

No

Yes

Yes

Biodegradable

In 50 years.

In 500 years

One Year

Colors

Less variety; most often shades of black and brown, sometimes white.

Many

       Many

Care

Higher maintenance, requires treatment to prevent aging.

Easy to clean/wipe

Easy to clean/wipe