TPU for Outsoles

ESTANE® TRX TPU

It's tough out there. Engineer to perform with TPU

ESTANE® TRX TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) is making tracks as the innovative rubber replacement for outdoor, athletic and work shoe outsoles. Outsoles made from ESTANE® TRX TPU provide outstanding benefits for both consumers and footwear designers.

Automation

  • Reduced labor costs via thermoplastic injection molding
  • Automated production possibilities versus traditional rubber outsole molding

Sustainability

  • Recycling* possibilities at outsole manufacturing and post with TPU (not available with thermoset rubbers)

Applications

  • Exceptional slip resistance with wet ground conditions

  • Excellent wear resistance against heat friction on the shoe outsole at room/high temperatures

  • Transparent outsole allows color freedom for novel design

  • Thinner TPU outsole improves flexible feeling and improves weight reduction

Technical Data Sheets for Footwear

*Recyclability is based on access to a readily available standard recycling program that supports such materials. Products may not be available in all areas.

 

 

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