Purl wax is the BEST.
Purl Wax is proud to introduce the new All Natural Wax
line for the 07/08 season. All of the ingredients of these blends are
exclusively obtained from natural and renewable resources. Performance
and petroleum based waxes are no longer inseparable.
Whats Wax Got to Do with It?
In the face of the big environmental issues nowadays ski and snowboard wax might
not seem to play such an important role, but a traditional stick of wax bears
a lot more toxic potential than generally known. The large majority of ski and
snowboard waxes are fluorinated waxes that consist of perflourocarbons or PFC
There are two major problems with the use of PFC. First of all, the production
of PFC requires a highly toxic and nearly indestructible chemical called PFOA
or perfluorooctanoic acid. Once PFCs start degrading they break back down to
PFOAs and are eventually shed into our water streams. PFOA is a known carcinogen
that has not only been linked to cancer, but also to birth defects and liver
damage. Secondly, PFCs are extremely potent greenhouse gases with a lifetime
of up to 50,000 years. In fact, PFCs are known to have about 6500 times the greenhouse
warming potential of carbon dioxide. An industry so directly affected and threatened
by climate change cannot afford to close its eyes to these facts. For more information
on PFOA refer to: http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2007/05/teflon_is_forever.html
Not Just Faster, (Eco) Friendlier Too
Purl Wax is equally committed to
performance and the environment. Purls All Natural Wax is 100% biodegradable
and non toxic. We use wind energy to power all of our WMDs (Wax Melting Devices),
and instead of thick plastic packaging, Purl delivers its wax in small velvet
bags. In order to minimize waste, Purl Wax has challenged its customers to find
creative ways to re-use the velvet wax bags with a 1,000 ways to use your sack
section on this site. Alternatively, customers can exchange twelve bags for a
free puck of wax – the bakers dozen. Purl Wax will then reuse the bags.