As the world's largest supplier of products for high-performance motion plastics, we at igus® have the required experience to sustainably change urban mobility through the use of plastics.
'Tech up, Cost down' - materials from igus are manufactured according to this motto. Our products are designed to extend the service life of machines and applications, eliminate maintenance work and reduce costs. We know that high-performance plastics can have a positive contribution to the protection of resources and environment and this has become the focus of our entrepreneurial activities. We continuously research and develop in the field of full-motion plastic applications (motion plastics) - for the environment, for progress and for a better tomorrow.
The platform is aimed at both end customers and companies: Bicycle customers can see what the state of the art is and where they can buy plastic bikes. We offer bicycle and component manufacturers the opportunity to drive forward modern mobility together with us. The platform is intended to become a contact point for bicycle manufacturers around the world, where the status and progress of all components is continuously shown. We would also like to explicitly invite competitors to join us on this path - major changes are only possible faster if we work together.
Interested manufacturers can use the platform to gain an initial overview, benefit from the know-how already built up, or network with each other. Our vision is to provide a point of contact that effectively helps manufacturers.
Introducing a bike innovation for urban mobility: This bike is made of recycled high-performance plastic. It does not rust and requires almost no maintenance - sustainable plastics moving people.What the bike can do
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT E-CHAINS
MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT XIROS
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DRYLIN
Günter Blase founds the company igus together with his wife Margret in a garage. In 1965, the first product made of plastic is already produced by injection molding: A valve cone for vehicle carburetors.
The company's first plain bearing material called iglidur G is presented at the plastics trade fair 'K'. The all-round classic is still in the product range today.
The motion plastics technology is used for the first time in a full-suspension mountain bike in the USA - the foundation stone is laid.
On the Atlantic Beach in North Florida, the idea for a bicycle made of plastic is born. Inspiration: The high-maintenance, classic rental bikes of the hotel. After the vacation, the search for partners begins.
With brothers Johannes and Benjamin Alderse Baas and their company mtrl, they are found. The Dutchmen already build rental bicycles that consist of a high proportion of plastic. They join forces and Frank Blase, CEO of igus, becomes an investor in mtrl.
Both companies are now concentrating on increasing the proportion of plastic in the joint prototype. igus supplies know-how and production in the area of moving parts, mtrl is responsible for frames and wheels.
The prototype of the igus:bike is ready and is now riding as a showcase at customers, at trade fairs and at igus itself. Sales in selected cities are planned for the end of September 2023.
We at igus have made the aspect of sustainability the focus of our corporate activities. By 2025, we want our buildings and production to be CO₂ neutral. Find out what else we are up to.Sustainability at igus
We are looking for strong corporate partnerships to help us make our vision of producing sustainable, maintenance-free and durable bicycles from recyclable materials a reality. If you would like to enter into a collaboration with us or place a press inquiry, we look forward to hearing from you.Contact us now