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    Footwear Sports Performance


    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. Take 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 water blown PU and environment-friendly.

      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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    BASF Innovates the Footwear Industry

    Infinergy® Revolutionizes Running Shoes

    The special thing about adidas Boost running shoes is their midsole made of Infinergy®: It absorbs the foot's impact while jogging and immediately returns the energy to the runner. As soon as the compression from the foot's impact is released, the foam of the shoe's midsole springs instantly back into shape. This is made possible by the distinctive structure of Infinergy®, the world's first expanded thermoplastic polyurethane (E-TPU). To make it, BASF foams up TPU granules into highly elastic foam beads: 2,500 of these are then formed into a midsole, creating a novel, highly elastic cushioning system.
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    Infinergy® Revolutionizes Running Shoes

    The special thing about adidas Boost running shoes is their midsole made of Infinergy®: It absorbs the foot's impact while jogging and immediately returns the energy to the runner. As soon as the compression from the foot's impact is released, the foam of the shoe's midsole springs instantly back into shape. This is made possible by the distinctive structure of Infinergy®, the world's first expanded thermoplastic polyurethane (E-TPU). To make it, BASF foams up TPU granules into highly elastic foam beads: 2,500 of these are then formed into a midsole, creating a novel, highly elastic cushioning system.
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    Explore the Versatility of Polyurethanes in Footwear

    The PURE concept, being the first all PU shoe, was designed to demonstrate the enormous versatility of Polyurethane in Footwear applications, to show BASF's innovation power and know-how and to underline the commitment to the Footwear industry.
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