Sports performance: our products Elastopan®, Elastollan® and Infinergy® make the difference.

Extremely light, outstanding durability, comfortable to wear and excellent running properties – no problem with our PU, TPU or E-TPU materials in sports footwear whether you are running, hiking or skiing. Choose our PU, TPU or E-TPU and you will win the race.

You Are a Step Ahead with Our PU or E-TPU in the Midsole of Sports Shoes

Our PU Elastopan® Light Sports is approximately 40% lighter than a standard PU system for midsoles. 

It combines excellent comfort with outstanding durability, thanks to lightness and hydrolysis resistance.

Elastopan® Light Sports doesn’t require special production technology. That means it can be processed with standard footwear industry casting and injection molding machines. And on top – it is a water blown and environment-friendly PU.

Our E-TPU, Infinergy®, is used in the midsole of the “Energy Boost” running shoe of adidas. The sole springs back into its original shape immediately after impact: thanks to this high rebound effect resulting from the resilience of the material, runners use up less energy than they did before.

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Wide Product Range

We offer a comprehensive range of products with a broad variety of property profiles. Find the right product for you!

Elastollan® for the Footwear Industry

Excellent properties, such as mechanical strength, resistance to abrasion, and slip resistance, together with a broad range of possible degrees of hardness make Elastollan® an ideal material for footwear applications.


Elastopan® offers high-performance and innovative solutions for producers of casual shoes, safety shoes and sport shoes. It is a multi-component polyurethane foam system for the production of mid-, out- and insoles. It is compatible with casting and injection machines.


The engineering plastic Ultramid® is based on PA6 and PA66 as well as on various co-polyamides such as PA66/6. The range also includes PA610 and partially aromatic polyamides such as PA6T/6. Ultramid® is noted for its high mechanical strength, stiffness and thermal stability.

BASF Innovates the Footwear Industry

Racing to the Future: BASF NA Footwear Development Center

The footwear industry is in a constant race to new technologies. Find out how we develop them together with our customers.

Explore the Versatility of Polyurethanes in Footwear applications

The PURE concept was designed to demonstrate the enormous versatility of polyurethane in footwear applications.

Infinergy®  (E-TPU) Revolutionizes Running Shoes

The special thing about adidas Boost running shoes is their midsole made of Infinergy®

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