Material

Materials

As a manufacturer of high-quality products, RIMOWA leaves nothing to chance when selecting its materials.

 

RIMOWA IS A PIONEER IN THE USE OF PURE POLYCARBONATE FOR LUGGAGE.

The ultralight RIMOWA luggage made of polycarbonate is a groundbreaking innovation: It uses every bit of the enormous potential of this high-tech material. With its light weight properties, it is no accident that polycarbonate is used extensively in modern-day aircraft and vehicle construction. It can withstand exposure to UV radiation and is resistant to heat and cold ranging from +125° down to -100°C / +260° to -150°F. Another distinctive feature of this innovative material is its tremendous flexibility. For our luggage, this means: The suitcase shells yield to pressure but immediately return to their original form when pressure subsides. The exclusive RIMOWA luggage ranges made of polycarbonate have revolutionized travel once again; it is not by chance that they are so successful worldwide today. The combination of durability, extreme lightness and outstanding design makes SALSA and the other luggage models irresistible. All of the components used in our polycarbonate luggage ranges are made in Germany, and other parts of Europe. That is how we ensure that our products are leading-edge for their quality as well.

Aluminium in typical groove design.

The legendary aircraft from the pioneering era of aircraft construction travel are the great inspiration for our luggage ranges made of aluminium. As the first global luggage manufacturer, RIMOWA was already manufacturing trunks out of aluminium in 1937. The first cases made of aircraft aluminium followed in 1950 - for the first time with the typical groove design which subsequently became the unmistakable distinguishing feature of all RIMOWA cases. With time, every aluminium suitcase acquires a patina of its own. These are the scratches and dents that recall trips taken and make the RIMOWA suitcase unique.

 

RIMOWA IS A PIONEER IN THE USE OF PURE POLYCARBONATE FOR LUGGAGE.

The product quality of the cases is checked regularly by the independent inspection organisation TÜV Rheinland Product Safety GmbH. The result: two quality seals.

The certificates, linked to strict requirements, stand for inspected safety and long-term quality.

Prüfzeichen TÜV GS Prüfzeichen TÜV Rheinland