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Performance Polymers

Innovative Solutions for all Kinds of Shoes – Elastopan® (PU) Footwear Systems

Elastopan® PU systems offer high-performance and innovative solutions for producers of casual shoes, safety shoes, boots and sport shoes. These are tailor-made polyurethane foam systems for the production of unit-, mid-, out- and insoles. It is compatible with casting and direct injection machines.


Elastopan® ‒ The Material of Choice for Shoes and Boots

  • Virtually unlimited freedom in terms of design, color and texture
  • Simply handling and processing
  • High flexibility and ergonomic properties
  • Abrasion and hydrolysis resistance; additional oil-and petrol-resistant for safety and working shoes
  • Strong durability
  • Low density

Elastopan® is Lightness and Comfort

A decisive factor for synergy between the shoes and the feet is the appropriate choice of materials. Elastopan® systems provide a virtually unlimited freedom in terms of design, color and texture, simple handling and processing paired with excellent physical properties like flexibility, abrasion and hydrolysis resistance, durability and low density. Elastopan® systems are available as polyester and polyether based systems.

Elastopan® for all Kinds of Shoes

Elastopan® soles are:

  • Oil- and petrol resistant, anti-static
  • Fulfill all relevant EN standards
  • Durable, slip resistant and ergonomic
  • Fashionable in terms of shape and color

Elastopan®-shaped soles are:

  • Comfortable, lightweight and ergonomic
  • Durable and slip resistant
  • Fashionable in terms of shape and colors

Elastopan®-shaped soles are:

  • Lightweight
  • Performance promoting
  • Study and abrasion resistant
  • Slip resistant
  • Dampening and kind to joints
  • Ergonomic
  • Avant-garde in terms of shape and color

Elastopan®-shaped soles are:

  • Foot-friendly
  • Ergonomic and lightweight
  • Hydrolysis and abrasion-resistant
  • Can be combined with leather, cork, wood, textiles or felt

Elastopan® Application Range

The applications are as manifold as its product properties: Explore the various application possibilities of Elastopan®!

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We offer our customers a comprehensive range of services with leading technologies and products. Find the service that matches your needs!

Innovative Products

In addition to Elastopan® we offer further innovative materials for the footwear industry. These might also be interesting for you.

Tailor-made Solutions

Tailor-made for individual needs: We support our customers in developing application-oriented solutions.

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