September 16, 2019

Chem-Trend’s Complete Portfolio a Giant Step Forward for Shoe Sole Manufacturing

Chem-Trend, a global leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of high-performance release agents, purging compounds, and other ancillary molding products, introduces a complete portfolio designed specifically for shoe sole manufacturers looking for innovative ways to improve production efficiency.

Chem-Trend has been on the cutting edge of shoe sole release agents for decades, used and trusted by manufacturers of some of the world’s leading footwear brands. Recently, the company has announced two new solutions designed specifically for shoe sole manufacturers using rubber or EVA materials and looking for simple and effective ways to improve both production efficiency and overall product quality.

New Mono-Coat® Release Agent for Rubber Soles

The new Mono-Coat® release agent for rubber soles is designed to mitigate the most common and challenging issue experienced by manufacturers today — improper demolding of the material. In-market testing proved both productivity gains and dramatic reductions in scrap rates were achievable with recommended product application and use. Unique product attributes and findings from use include:

  • Semi-permanent formulation
  • Water-based
  • Improves release efficiency, reducing cycle time
  • High durability allowing for more cycles before reapplication
  • Lowers mold fouling, reducing mold cleanings
  • Low residue transfer from mold to the part, reducing bonding issues
  • Very applicable for high automation processes, such as rotary injection molding

New Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Solutions

To address the increasing concerns of bonding in the footwear industry, Chem-Trend’s new water-based release agent for EVA shoe sole production contributes to a significant improvement in the subsequent bonding failures of molded parts versus other products available in the market today. Unique product attributes and findings from use include:

  • Water-based
  • Dilution-capable up to 1:100 water
  • Lowers mold fouling, reducing mold cleanings
  • Significantly reduces bonding failures and scrap rate

“Our new shoe sole solutions represent the very best of what Chem-Trend can do to advance the ever-growing footwear industry,” said Livia Chen, business development director, rubber. “We look to provide shoe manufacturers with every possible advantage, and we will continue to make leaps in innovation on behalf of our customers.”

Chem-Trend’s research and development extends beyond rubber and EVA material use. Even in the case of polyurethane shoe sole production, Chem-Trend offers release solutions for manufacturers looking for both speed and quality within the production process. To learn more about the Chem-Trend suite of products designed for shoe sole manufacturing, contact your local Chem-Trend office.

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