Leather & Footwear

Footwear industry to get new TPU from Huntsman


Huntsman a chemical company is launching the AVALON AB DI range of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) designed especially for the footwear industry.

This new range of material has relatively faster cycle time and can be demoulded easily, which would be helpful for the footwear manufacturers to enhance the productivity during creation of injection-molded parts.

AVALON AB DI TPU has been designed with the aim to improve the cycle time and simplify the production of thick walled parts.

This material also provides important demould improvements in comparison to standard injection molding materials. The test outputs reveal that cooling time is largely reduced with AVALON AB DI materials.

AVALON AB DI TPU can be used in other injection molding applications as well that includes the production of thick wall technical parts.

Craig Roberts, Global Footwear Marketing Manager at Huntsman, said: “Where injection molding companies are looking to increase capacity and productivity, our range of AVALON AB DI TPU offers an attractive alternative to our existing range of AVALON footwear TPUs. The range is also aligned with the current trends for simplification and automation in the footwear industry.”  

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