THE PERFECT BINDING IS MORE THAN A MECHANISM. IT'S MORE THAN A TOOL. IT'S MORE THAN THE SUM OF BASEPLATE, HIGHBACK, AND HARDWARE. THE PERFECT BINDING IS A CATALYST TO CREATING THE ULTIMATE CONNECTION BETWEEN RIDER AND BOARD - AND THAT CONNECTIONS SPELLS FREEDOM.
For the past eight years, the Union Binding Company has been dedicated to crafting that connection - flawlessly uniting snowboard and rider through next-level comfort and technology, progressive performance, and dependable, durable components. Union are an independent brand founded on supplying snowboarders with the best bindings on the planet. Product has always come first, and Union build it for snowboarders who thrash their gear and expect it to survive.
Union's history speaks for itself. Union blew doors in its very first year by building an elite binding that was totally bombproof. With a zero warranty-return rate, they had created thier foundation for the future. During the following several years,Union continued to develop and innovate -- becoming the premier snowboard company to utilize extruded aluminum (they are still the sole company using the extrusion process), implementing Injected Magnesium and Machined Coring® to increase binding strength and reduce weight, and working exclusively with DupontTM Zytel® ST, a high-quality material that leaves everything else in the dust.
Moving into this year, Union is proud to be the only company in the snowboard industry employing MetaFuse Nano Technology -- a groundbreaking process that combines featherweight nylon with the dimensional stability and wear-resistance of hardened steel. Union are also packing innovation in the materials department, andthey hae re-upped thier commitment to overall refinement -- painstakingly ensuring that every last aspect of Union bindings is nothing less than perfect.
Lifetime Warranty on All Union Baseplates
Union's bindings are injected with the highest-quality DupontTM Zytel® ST Nylon throughout the entire collection. The result is the strength, safety, security, and the confidence of a lifetime warranty on all baseplates and heelcups. If you break, or even crack your baseplate or heelcup during riding, Union will replace it for life. GUARANTEED!
DupontTM Zytel ST Nylon coated with ultra-stiff nanocrystalling metal particles 1/75,000 the size of the human hair. Light as a feather, and has the wear resistance of hardened steel.
This high-tech process is four times the strength of aluminum with only half the weight. Plus, magnesium is easily recycled and remains the eighth most abundant material on the planet.
Extruded aluminum comes out 100-percent pure and maintains its true shape no matter how much wear and tear you inflict. Union was first to bring the extrusion process to snowboarding and remains the sole company using it.
Extremely lightweight and supremely strong, Union Carbon is "full carbon" through and through -- not just cosmetic. If you demand high quality and precision, carbon components are for you.
By increasing the thickness of the natural surface oxide layer, the anodizing process beefs up a metal's strength by 30-percent. Drastically lighter than normal hardware.
Grade 8.8 Hardware
The most commonly used hardware is made from "mild steel" that has a property class of only 4.6. But considering how much stress a binding goes through, we use only highest-strength steel (featuring a property class of 8.8) on all hardware.
Dupont Zytel TM ST Nylon
Union uses only the highest-quality DupontTM Zytel® ST nylon throughout our entire binding collection. The result is the strength, safety, security, and the confidence of a lifetime warranty on all baseplates.