KIMfoot® Sport Shoes Sole Systems
Steps to Win
Established in 1983, Kimpur (Kimteks Polyurethane) has been maintaining its leadership in polyurethane sector since the commencement of operation with system house investments made in 1999. Every year, shoes sector changes in line with needs of users and market size of the sector expands. While shoe soles in 500-600 kg/m3 density were preferred in 2000s; today, both resistant and lighter soles are preferred.
In the past, majority part of market share was owned by EVA and TPU products, but Kimpur has changed this with its investments and premium production methods and accelerated the sector by developing lighter, but resistant sole systems which are preferred more.
Our low-density sports shoe sole system that we have developed as Kimpur at our R&D center provides outstanding advantages such as higher flex, elasticity and comfort, which are the most important properties of shoe sole, as well as weight advantages.
With KIMfoot® Sports Shoe Sole System, soles can be products in 380 – 420 kg/m3 molded density. In addition, it has a uniform skin that is easily distributed in the mold thanks to superior reaction profile and short demolding time. Despite of low density, it meets the hardness (45 50 shA) property expected by the market from sports shoe soles. Reaction profile and physical properties of the system are given in Table 1.
Developed with devoted operations of our strong R&D team, our KIMfoot® Sports Shoe Sole System may be diversified with small contributions and converted into spring-summer systems. This enables our customers to work in a wide variety of products and enhance production efficiency.
Values are obtained in laboratory under 40°C temperature and at 5000rpm mixing rate. Values given may vary
depending on process conditions and mold shape.
With KIMfoot® Sports Shoe Sole System, a system which provides production upon demands of our customers, is easy to be processed when compared to local and global competitive products, has superior performance in filling mold and walking in mold and ensures a production term advantage with grammage has been developed.
As Kimpur R&D team, we maintain our operations at our simulation center with low-pressure machine and necessary equipment by simulating production conditions of our customers one by one and obtaining correct analyses and quick results in line with their needs.
As Kimpur, we carry out our activities as a company followed in Turkish and world market thanks to innovative products and extraordinary solutions.