Total Footwear Solutons Provider

Performance Footwear Solutions

One Shoe. One Material. One Earth.TM

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**.

Outstanding Benefits of our TPU Portfolio for Footwear

  • Outstanding abrasion and wear resistance
  • Enhanced recyclability**
  • Toughness and durability
  • Crystal clarity and reduced yellowness
  • Excellent low temperature flexibility
  • Solvent-free bonding
  • UV resistance


  • Upper Yarns

Esdex™ TPU is made to optimize shoe function and comfort, while keeping the upper construction smart and lightweight.

  • Midsoles/Foam and Cushioning

BounCell-X™ is a low density, plasticizer-free, recyclable*, thermoplastic foam that delivers high-rebound, die-hard cushioning with superior color capabilities.

  • Outsoles

ESTANE® TRX TPU is a functional alternative to rubber that offers the highly efficient plastic molding manufacturers need, while delivering wet/dry traction.

  • Renewably-Sourced Materials

Pearlthane™ ECO is a bio-based* TPU for soft touch injection molded applications that reduces environmental impact without compromising performance benefits.

  • Adhesives Assembly

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.

  • Eyelets, Heel Cups, Logos, Shanks and Toe Caps

Our versatile and light-weight ESTANE® TPU grades can be engineered for various overlays, composites and molded footwear parts, providing durability and strong resilience.

  • 3D Printing

ESTANE® 3D TPU is a soft, flexible material that offers design freedom and greater opportunities for customization.

Lubrizol Product Solutions for Footwear

*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.