Saturated polyesters for the shoe industry and polyurethane systems for soles.
Elachem S.p.a. has a complete range of saturated polyesters for footwear polyurethane systems.
All the major polyesters used in the sector are available in our products range. Elachem S.p.a. has a remarkable specific experience, modern and equipped Research & Development Laboratories and Analytical Laboratory to meet every need with tailor made specially developed and industrialized polyester.
SOLES For the production of soles for sandals and for very flexible mens and womens footwear with excellent physical-mechanical resistance with hardness ratings ranging from 45 to 85 Shore A and densities from 0,40 to 0,65 gr/cm³.
INSOLE For the production of all types of insoles (including wrapped insoles) with hardness ratings ranging from 10 to 40 Shore A and densities from 0.22 to 0.32 g/cm³.
HARD / SEMI-HARD For the production of soles for sandals, particularly suitable for heels for women, with hardness ranging from 55 to 75 Shore A and with densities from 0.24 to 0.40 gr/ cm³. Excellent workability and demoulding time. In order to meet certain needs, the systems can be set up for the production of soles that are particularly herd and rigid (85/95 Shore A).
INTERMEDIATE For the production of flexible, soft and light soles particularly suitable for city, casual and sports shoes with hardness ratings ranging from 40 to 60 Shore A and densities from 0.53 to 0.55 gr/cm³. These systems provide excellent resistance to abrasion as well as great comfort.
SUPER-LIGHT For the production of particularly light mid-sole with hardness ratings ranging from 35 to 45 Shore A and with densities from 0.22 to 0.34 gr/ cm³. These systems are particularly suitable for expanded mid-sole on sports shoes combined with treads in compact PU, TPU or rubber. The great flexibility of these systems ensures excellent resistance to compression. Systems particularly suitable for the production of pool/beach sandals are also available.
HIGH QUALITY Medium and high molecular weight systems for the production of soles with optimum resistance to multiple flexing at both low and very low temperatures with hardness ratings ranging from 50 to 60 Shore A and with densities from 0.45 to 0.65 gr/ cm³. These systems are particularly suitable for the soles on safety shoes whether they are single or dual density. These are also idea for trekking shoes and all other types of footwear requiring high resistance to flexing and hydrolysis.
Elachem has been founded in Vigevano in 2001 and specializes in the production of polyurethane systems mainly for the footwear industry. Following the increase in the production of polyurethane systems and the need to be increasingly competitive on the market, Elachem S.p.a. has decided to integrate with a plant for the production of saturated polyester resins, designed according to the needs, and produced with the guarantee of a consolidated experience.
Our history has allowed us to become a market leader, with an annual production of 50,000 tons and satisfied business partners all over the world. The flagship of Elachem are the latest generation laboratories, thanks to which we follow the entire production process, from design to testing.
If you want to see with your own eyes what happens when the cutting edge technology works at the service of the company, contact us: we will be happy to accompany you to visit our laboratories.