THE WOODLANDS – Chemical manufacturer, Huntsman, has developed ‘Smartlite’ - a liquid thermoplastic polyurethane (LTPU) that enables the rapid manufacture of high-performing footwear midsoles.
The innovative material is said to be a first for the footwear industry, and is easier to use than expanded forms of TPU, which requires complex procedures such as supercritical foaming and steam chest moulding.
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