Let's put your footwear to the top - excite to win.
Nothing in the footwear industry stands still. It´s a constant race to develop new technologies that anticipate new trends and changing demands. A shoe that is lighter, or has more energy return, or is slip resistant or has a specific design geared to running a marathon or strolling around the neighborhood.
We are in the race to win it. Through exciting innovation.
We deliver high performance footwear materials for all types of shoes and soles – from safety shoes to running shoes to casual shoes. With our portfolio of polyurethane systems, thermoplastic polyurethanes and engineering thermoplastics, we offer you a unique and integrated toolbox of solutions. We do not only have material expertise, we have a full understanding of the value chain – from how the foam is produced to how to attach the shoe sole. That knowledge can help you find new and more cost effective ways to bring your product to market.
The race is on. And together we are going to win it.
Excite to win.
|Elastopan® is the step change of PU solutions in footwear. With vast possibilities of customization, excellent technical support and next level of performance enhancing functionality it constantly reinvents itself to finish first in the productivity and innovation race.
|Elastollan® secures high performance across a broad variety of TPU applications – in the footwear industry and beyond. Its versatility and adaptability to automation is key in shaping the exciting products that market success is made of.
|Infinergy® E-TPU revolutionized the performance footwear industry. Exceeding all expectations in performance and comfort, its iconic design is a success from start to finish with customers.
Versatile Application Range
The application are as manifold as the properties of or products: Explore the various application possibilities!
Visit us at trade fairs and exhibitions
Learn more about our latest developments
Sustainable and innovative solutions for the footwear industry – BASF at Simac 2023
UITIC Congress: Polyurethanes are ready for circular footwear concepts – Felix Willenbrink BASF
King Steel, NexCell® and BASF – Focus on Low-Carbon Circular Economy
Footuristic Feelings: High-quality and comfortable insoles made of PU
Lukas Wilm explains mechanical recycling of PU
Mechanical recycling of PU for more sustainability in footwear
Innovative Solutions for the Footwear Industry
Applications of our products
Learn more about the diverse uses of our materials.
Infinergy® (E-TPU) Revolutionizes Running Shoes
Mashup Generation: Footwear Design Contest BASF and Politecnico Calzaturiero
Infinergy® (E-TPU) in WELLMAX safety shoes from ELTEN