VAF eliminates the use of chemical additives

Velo introducesVelo Atmos Foam (VAF) to their process

Velo has introduced a new material called Velo AtmosFoam (VAF) which was created to enhance performance and durability attributes while minimizing the environmental impact of the production process. AtmosFoam is lightweight, has incredible support for your sit bones to bring you better overall comfort and performance. The material has been widely used in the footwear industry in the last decade and now Velo has brought the same technology to the bicycle saddle.

“We are excited to be the first to introduce this type of foam to the cycling industry. Velo is continuously looking for innovative ways to increase the performance and comfort of cyclists and researching eco-friendly manufacturing methods,” said Ann Chen, Vice President of Velo Saddles. 

The soil under our feet 

Velo AtmosFoam uses nitrogen in the foam production process. Nitrogen is the most abundant element – it’s in the soil under our feet, in the water we drink and in the air we breathe. The VAF nitrogen forming process eliminates the use of chemical additives. Additionally, VAF helps reduce CO2 emissions, creating a more eco-friendly production process. VAF is lighter and more responsive compared to other foam compounds with finer pore structure. The microcells in VAF are more evenly distributed providing consistent rebound and shock absorbing capabilities. The new foam also provides lower thermal conductivity keeping the contact with the saddle cooler in hotter weather conditions. The Velo AtmosFoam will be available in Velo’s aftermarket models and for OEM/ODM customers.

The introduction of Velo AtmosFoam is just one of the recent steps that highlights Velo’s commitment to a more sustainable future and improving the social, economic and environmental well-being of our planet.

One woman’s vision to create perfect saddles

For 15 million cyclists a year, Velo feels right. Velo Enterprise began with one woman’s vision to create perfect saddles for all types of demanding cyclists. In 1979, Stella Yu founded Velo Enterprise Co., Ltd. with the goal of meeting the individual needs of every cyclist. Velo now looks back at over 40 years of consistent development and learning from this experience. The company is proud to be among the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of high-quality saddles, grips, and handlebar tape, confirming that “For 15 million cyclists a year, one brand just feels right!” Driven by a constant pursuit of success, Velo uses its expertise to tailor all its products for different types of cyclists, including recreational riders, passionate cycling enthusiasts and professionals.

This article is sponsored by Velo Saddles.

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