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DPS Skis Bids to Cut Plastic Waste With New Cortec® Packaging Partnership

rygr August 18, 2021

Salt Lake City-based ski maker introduces new commercially compostable shrink wrap for ski and equipment packaging ahead of Fall 2021 season 

SALT LAKE CITY (August 17, 2021) — Lettuce. Apple cores. The wrapper on your new pair of skis. These are all items that could end up at your local industrial composting site with the launch of a new partnership between U.S.-based DPS Skis and Cortec® Corporation, the global leader in innovative, environmentally responsible corrosion control technologies. Beginning in Fall 2021, DPS will ship skis to consumers and retailers wrapped in commercially compostable Cortec® EcoShrink™.

 “At DPS, it’s been a priority for our team to take steps towards more sustainable business practices. We are thrilled that we discovered Cortec® and its new compostable packaging to help us continue our path towards greener solutions,” says Thomas Laakso, vice president of product and operations at DPS.

EcoShrink™ takes both the beginning and the end of the shrink wrap product life cycle into account. The film is made from certified commercially compostable resins and contains 45% biopolymers. After use, EcoShrink™ is designed for disposal in a commercial composting environment to reduce the amount of plastic packaging that normally ends up in a landfill.*

 For more information on DPS Skis, contact Account Manager Maria Brickman at

For more information on Cortec®, contact VP of Sales (Eastern North America) at Cortec® Corporation Mike Gabor at

* Check locally to see if such a facility exists in your community and if they will accept this product. Not suitable for backyard composting.

About DPS Skis: Located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains in Salt Lake City, Utah, DPS designs the world’s most advanced ski products by fusing space-age carbon technology with groundbreaking shapes. DPS is responsible for the world’s first and only pure pre-impregnated carbon fiber sandwich ski, the first 120mm-waisted powder pintail, the first rockered ski with sidecut, and PHANTOM, a paradigm-shifting permanent, one-time application base-coating that forever eliminates the need for waxing skis and snowboards. DPS products are sold on five continents and are the trusted brand of choice for serious skiers worldwide.

About Cortec® Corporation: Cortec® Corporation is committed to providing world class corrosion solutions for industries across the globe. As the global leader in innovative, environmentally responsible VpCI® and MCI® corrosion control technologies, Cortec® seeks to deliver cost-effective, user-friendly integrated solutions for corrosion problems in packaging, metalworking, construction, electronics, oil and gas, and many other industries.

DPS Skis Contact: 

Maria Brickman

970-236-1668 ext. 2104

Cortec® Contact:

Mike Gabor