look what we did!Innovations From Polyurethane Manufacturers


Topaz-DOTS and INSQIN® transform the next generation PUMA football boot

Trans-Textil and Covestro have teamed up with PUMA to launch the latest innovation in football footwear, the evoPOWER Vigor 1, which sets new standards in design, precision and comfort.

All this has been achieved with PUMA’s Accufoam technology, consisting of three-dimensional, diamond-shaped dots called Topaz-DOTS, applied on both sides of a spandex™ upper material. Topaz-DOTS, the coating technology from Trans-Textil, is based on INSQIN® waterborne polyurethane technology from Covestro and it gives the shoe its unique design and playing features. 

The Accufoam technology provides exceptional comfort and outstanding precision when kicking the ball powerfully. It also contributes to...

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Category: Apparel, Athletics

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Polyurethane Goes Camping

Camping is a great way to get acquainted with the great outdoors and spend quality time with loved ones. Having the right camp gear can help ensure your experience goes smoothly.

Camping tents coated with polyurethane are devised to be strong and water- and abrasion-resistant all while being lightweight. These incredible qualities can be very attractive to camping aficionados who are looking for a material that will withstand many of nature’s elements.

Having a comfortable sleeping bag or sleeping pad for the hard ground is also essential to your trip. Polyurethane foam is found in many sleeping bags and pads...

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Category: Apparel, Athletics, Environment

6 Summer Essentials You Can Thank Polyurethane For

  • Floats
  • Buoyancy is crucial to a good summer pool party. Whether it’s a classic tube or a giant swan, your float is likely made with polyurethane. Polyurethane chemistry is great for these materials because it’s lightweight and flexible enough to form almost any shape, but strong enough so you don’t take a dip before you’re ready for it!

  • Surf and Skim Boards
  • Back in the day, before making them with lightweight polyurethane foam cores, boards were manufactured with heavy plywood and could weigh up to 10 lbs.

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Polyurethane coatings help protect your favorite...

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    Category: Appliances, Athletics, Furniture

    Namaste Balanced with Polyurethane

    Today we celebrate the popular practice of yoga. Whether you’re forming into a downward dog, twisting into tree pose or simply catching your breath, polyurethane probably plays an important role.

    Many yoga mats are equipped with a strong, flexible polyurethane coating. It is super lightweight, so it doesn’t weigh you down on the way to the studio, and it can help wick away moisture so you’re less likely to slip once you’re there.

    So enjoy National Yoga Day on your lightweight mat and in the comfort of your yoga clothes – which, by the way, are also probably made...

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    Category: Apparel, Athletics

    Happy National Trail Day

    National Trails Day occurs on the first Saturday in June and celebrates America’s extensive trail system by encouraging people to discover their local trails. Whether you’re running, biking or hiking, trails can sometimes lead you to difficult terrains. Luckily, with the right gear, you’ll be better able to navigate through it. And chances are the gear’s  made with polyurethane!

    Polyurethane can be found in the midsole of hiking boots and other athletic footwear because it provides cushioning, shock absorption and lightweight durability. It also can be found in most modern hiking outsoles to add stability when walking on various...

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    Category: Athletics

    VMI’s Incredible New Hydraulic Indoor Track

    Virginia Military Institute (VMI) is now home to one of the nation’s most elite indoor athletic facilities. The star of the show is newly-installed hydraulically banked track system. And polyurethane technology is making it all possible.

    Beynon Sports, a leading innovator in the polyurethane industry, developed the Rise-N-Run Hydraulic system which incorporates polyurethane materials to create a strong yet flexible surface that athletes can actually raise and lower to specific angles. This adjustment helps to counteract a runner’s centrifugal force while circling around the track, and results in faster racing times.  

    This is an exciting new feature is...

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    Category: Athletics

    Silhouette of a biker in autumn on a sunny afternoon against blue sky

    National Bike Month

    May is National Bike Month and the perfect time to get out and ride with your family, co-workers and friends.

    Polyurethane technologies have enhanced the biking experience for riders. We all know how uncomfortable bike seats can be; however, many bike manufacturers take advantage of polyurethane foam in their bike seats to help ensure your ride is smoother and more comfortable.

    Another polyurethane technology that has revolutionized the biking industry is the invention of breathable fabrics.  Scientists discovered that polyurethanes could be combined with nylon to create an array of lightweight, stain resistant and elastic garments.  Polyurethane fibers are...

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    Category: Athletics

    3 Valentine Gifts Made Possible with Polyurethane

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Have you thought about a gift for your special someone? We have some incredible suggestions!

  • New Bedding
  • Give your valentine the gift of sleeping on super comfortable material – plush polyurethane foam. It can form to almost any shape, so it’s great material for cushions, pillows and furniture. Plus, a mattress pad made out of durable polyurethane will keep its shape for years, so you won’t have to get another one next Valentine’s Day!

  • Athletic gear
  • Want to try out a yoga class or hike a tough trail together? Comfortable workout clothes and shoes could be...

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    Category: Appliances, Athletics, Furniture

    Polyurethane Joins the Big Game

    Are you pumped for the Big Game this Sunday? Get ready to gather around the TV with friends and family as you cheer on your favorite team in the biggest football game of the year!

    Did you know that polyurethane will make several appearances during this big event? Polyurethane is used in athletic footwear, specifically in the soles, to create long-lasting shoes that are comfortable enough for any athletic feat — or feet! The polyurethane in the players’ cleats is essential to help the players play their best game. Polyurethane is also found inside helmets, adding an important...

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    Category: Athletics

    Love sign, Selective focus close up blue sport shoes on gray floor.

    An Incredible Athletic Innovation

    Global chemical company, Huntsman, announced the launch of smartLite® PF 1560 TPU, a super lightweight, high energy return, thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) that helps provide comfort and performance for sports footwear.

    SmartLite ® PF 1560 TPU is well suited for athletic shoes due to its durability and resiliency. It’s incredibly strong, yet also flexible and able to spring back to its original shape after being stretched or compressed. These characteristics are especially important in running shoes.

    For athletes, smartLite® PF 1560 TPU provides comfort, which can help the individual run faster and longer.  Grab a pair of these...

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    Category: Athletics