For more than forty years, BASF has been developing, producing, and selling the tailor-made high-performance footwear materials Elastopan® and Elastollan® for all types of shoes and soles. Their latest innovation Infinergy™, the world’s first expanded thermoplastic polyurethane (E-TPU), combines the properties of TPU with the advantages of foams and makes running shoes comfortable to wear and delivers excellent running properties.
With BASF’s portfolio of polyurethane systems, thermoplastic polyurethanes and engineering thermoplastics, they offer leading companies in the footwear industry a unique and integrated toolbox of solutions.
Footwear manufacturers and in particular shoe designers are turning to plastics as their performance material of choice because they combine aesthetics, stability and a wide spectrum of design possibilities. BASF supports its customers with chemistry-driven innovations, coming from world-scale production plants, compounding facilities, regional technical development centers; as well as with their competence in application engineering.
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