We offer an expansive thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) portfolio featuring extensive footwear application capabilities that can be used to form almost every component of a shoe. Our innovative TPU portfolio is engineered to meet high-performance footwear demands to achieve deeper customization, comfort, performance and durability. Our advanced polymers allow for a more simplified production process that can increase automation and efficiency, while achieving greater sustainability through less material waste and enhanced recyclability**.
Esdex™ TPU is made to optimize shoe function and comfort, while keeping the upper construction smart and lightweight.
BounCell-X™ is a low density, plasticizer-free, recyclable*, thermoplastic foam that delivers high-rebound, die-hard cushioning with superior color capabilities.
ESTANE® TRX TPU is a functional alternative to rubber that offers the highly efficient plastic molding manufacturers need, while delivering wet/dry traction.
Pearlthane™ ECO is a bio-based* TPU for soft touch injection molded applications that reduces environmental impact without compromising performance benefits.
Pearlbond™ TPU provides the flexibility to join seemingly endless substrates together to take innovative new product designs to market. It offers a broad range of heat activation temperatures, setting times, and unmatched production flexibility.
Our versatile and light-weight ESTANE® TPU grades can be engineered for various overlays, composites and molded footwear parts, providing durability and strong resilience.
ESTANE® 3D TPU is a soft, flexible material that offers design freedom and greater opportunities for customization.
*Bio-based content as certified in accordance with ASTMD D-6866
**Recyclability is based on access to a readily available standard recycling program that supports such materials. Products may not be available in all areas.