Perfect in floating swimsuits for children and adults
There is a saying that goes “there’s many a slip ‘twixt cup and lip”, and everything could have stopped there if Alain Belkadi hadn’t intervened.
The beginning of our floating swimsuits
It was he who first had the idea to use the fibre to manufacture floating swimsuits for children aged between 2 and 6 and both boys and girls.
Long months of research and development thus began to master the fibre, to improve it in order to optimize buoyancy, to transform it into a usable product and, above all, to adapt it to a child’s body shape.
Cutting edge industrial technologies were called on because the original fibre was only the medium for an idea that needed to be reconsidered, reinvented to render it usable and adapted to rational production.
Christened FibreAirⓇ, the fibre, a distant cousin of the original, is now manufactured by specific machines, in a factory dedicated to its production.
The Plouf! adventure could begin.
Attractive aesthetic qualities
Reassuring technical qualities
FibreAir® is inserted in the form of layers, in accordance with the child’s weight.
FibreAir® : a thoroughly lightweight revolution
Floating aid and swimming aid
Children are very specific human beings, and their proportions have a dominating influence on buoyancy.
To Plouf! floating should not hamper but actually free movements, just like a flotation belt, but without the child being able to take it off on their own.
Plouf should allow children to fully enjoy the water while encouraging them to learn to swim in complete safety.
To do this, privilege must be given to the horizontal position, but preventing the child from being able to tilt forwards.
This is because we know the dangers of swimsuits with integrated rubber rings. However, a classic rubber ring, by its shape alone not only prevents fully enjoying the beach or pool (who would want to wear a ring all day long?) but it can, in some cases, cause accidents by keeping the child in a vertical position.
Also discover the Plouf story and the European Standards covering its floating range.