Announcing the World’s First Biodegradable Synthetic Tennis StringTim Strawn
BOULDER, COLORADO; April 5, 2022 – Colorado-based company Velociti Tennis (Velociti) will soon debut the world’s first biodegradable synthetic tennis string. The company recently submitted its patent application to the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Environmental waste is a huge problem that’s been plaguing the tennis industry for decades. Every year, tons of used tennis string end up in landfills, where it takes 400-600 years to biodegrade. Velociti’s new patent-pending technology will reduce that time by 99% – taking just three to five years to fully decompose. The biodegradable string will not begin the decomposition process until placed in a landfill, where specific microbes found in that environment begin breaking down the string.
Velociti’s biodegradable synthetic tennis string contains the same materials used in all tennis strings as well as a small amount of organic additive. This patent-pending technology does not in any way diminish the quality of the strings while on the racquet. In fact, product testing shows the additive has secondary benefits of improving the string’s playability and durability.
In-the-know tennis industry experts are already calling Velociti’s new biodegradable string technology a “total game-changer.” The biodegradable additive comes at a very low cost, and Velociti Tennis Owner Ryan Burbary believes it will soon become the norm for all tennis strings. “The tennis industry is already witnessing a shift as modern players see the value of tennis products made from environmentally sustainable materials. Velociti is proud to be at the forefront of this evolution as our company has long been committed to combining performance with sustainability.”
In addition to tennis racquet string, Velociti’s biodegradable synthetic string can be used in other applications, such as tennis nets, fishing line, and weed whacker string. The company plans to identify additional uses in the coming months as companies become aware of this new technology.
For the latest information on Velociti products or to be the first to try our new biodegradable synthetic tennis string, visit VelocitiTennis.com or follow us on Instagram: @VelocitiSports.
About Velociti Tennis
Established in Boulder, Colorado, Velociti Tennis creates premium sports products in an environmentally-friendly manner. By limiting single-use packaging, the company can reduce waste while helping players of all ages and abilities improve their performance. Velociti is the original creator of rainbow tennis string and will soon be the first company to produce biodegradable synthetic tennis string. Velociti’s product catalog includes a variety of tennis strings, tennis racquet grips and overgrips, grip-enhancing towels, ball clips, and our signature long dampeners. For more on Velociti tennis please visit their website at Velocititennis.com
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