Footwear soling maker Huntsman Polyurethanes has launched two new products for casual and athletic footwear manufacturers.

The new additions - Avalon AST and Avalon ABEP - are said to be easy to process, ideally suited for injection moulding applications, and can help create highly durable shoe and boot soles.
Avalon AST is specifically for the athletic shoe market, where its special thermal abrasion resistance helps prevent the sole from degrading when it heats up during indoor activities like squash and basketball.

Avalon ABEP has a viscosity that increases as the temperature rises, slowing its flow during injection moulding and reducing the potential for 'flash' or overflow to occur.