- Published on Tuesday, 20 November 2012 11:39
Several recent releases have frames made of high modulus graphite or a nanocarbon for better performance.
- Stronger, more durable frames: Many badminton racket suppliers in China are enhancing product performance by employing composite materials for the frame. Models made entirely of high modulus graphite are increasing. Some companies are adopting nanocarbons. Designs using composite materials have 30 percent better impact resistance and 10 percent greater durability than versions in traditional inputs.
- Aesthetic trends: Many enterprises are elevating designs by offering these in various colors, with red, yellow, white, black, blue, gold and silver among the best-sellers. Logos can be silk-screened, embossed or pressed on the stringed area, bottom cap or grip.
- Target markets: China’s badminton racket selection comprises models for beginners, amateurs and professionals. North America, the EU and Asia are the top export destinations, but shipments to the Middle East, Africa and other emerging markets are increasing.
- Price forecast: Product quotes are expected to climb 5 to 10 percent in coming months due to rising costs and the appreciation of the yuan.
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