North America

Safety and comfort guaranteed for working and safety shoes made with our PU/TPU materials!

High international standards have to be fulfilled when it comes to the manufacturing of safety and working shoes. With our systems Elastopan® (PU), Elastollan® (TPU) and Infinergy® (E-TPU), you are always on the safe side for producing footwear that complies with the highest safety guidelines.


We offer basic and premium solutions for safety shoe manufacturers. All soles are able to pass EN testing norms and are developed by our dedicated team of safety shoe technical experts. Leading European and Asian safety shoe manufacturers put their trust in us and choose BASF PU materials to produce their safety footwear.

Solutions for all weather conditions:

  • Elastopan® Extreme Frost: Perfect for high performance working shoes in extreme weather conditions – Outstanding durability, flexible up to -45 ° C.
  • Elastopan® Winter Boots: This product has outstanding properties regarding insulation and lightness. The leg remains flexible, even at -20°C, resulting in a better wear comfort even under extreme weather conditions.

Key Properties of Our Material:

  • Comply with the European Norm ISO 20345:2012 for safety shoes
  • High abrasion resistance
  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD)
  • Oil- and fuel-resistant
  • Slip resistance
  • Strong durability
  • Hydrolysis and microbial resistance

Elastopan® Extreme Frost strengthens soles in extreme weather conditions.

Wide Product Range

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

Application examples

Discover the diverse uses of our materials.


Infinergy® (E-TPU) in WELLMAX safety shoes from ELTEN


Racing to the Future: BASF NA Footwear Development Center

Contact our Experts


For Safety Data Sheets on Elastopan®, please contact our PU Infopoint. Our experts are also happy to provide you with any other information.


Get in touch with our Elastollan® Infopoint for further information.


Contact our Experts:

Claudia Fonseca

Market Segment Manager – Footwear, Sports and Leisure


Steven Lin

Market Development Manager – Footwear, Sports and Leisure  


Kellie Long

Account Manager