To a Higher Level
The footwear industry is constantly exploring new opportunities while pushing the boundaries of design: the exquisite quality of the luxury segment is now combined with the comfort and innovative design popularized by the casual and athletic sectors.
API supports its customers by continuously improving its materials and color expertise while ensuring optimum design flexibility and allowing designers to express their visions by creating and realizing new shapes, color effects and stylish lines.
We are tremendously proud of our leadership position in the luxury footwear market. It is a recognition earned thanks to our continued focus on material development and product quality, combined with our fast and flexible service.Global Industry Leader TPE Footwear
Unique Color Capabilities for Exceptional Shoe Designs
All API products benefit from our unparalleled expertise in color development. We have developed these capabilities by investing in technology and nurturing experienced specialists, allowing imagination to come to life in vivid tones or subtle nuances. API’s prowess translates into a high degree of color customization, whether by developing customized hues or through color matching.
Our APICOLOR™ portfolio of color solutions applies to masterbatches as well as color compounds, meaning API’s customers benefit from both product consistency and manufacturing flexibility.
APILON™ 52 LIGHT
API Products for Lifestyle and Luxury Footwear
|MATERIAL FAMILY||SERIES||APPLICATIONS||MAIN FEATURES||ASPECTS||PROPERTIES hardness (ShA) ASTM D972||Density (g/cm³) ASTM D2240||Abrasion resistance (mm³)|
|APILON™ 52||A||Outsole||Excellent mechanical properties||Gloss finish||45 - 85||1,14 - 1,18||40 - 70|
|FA||Outsole||High brightness||Gloss finish||55 - 85||1,16 - 1,18||50 - 80|
|MA||Outsole||Easy processability||Gloss finish||55 - 85||1,19 - 1,21||50 - 90|
|11||Outsole||High rubbery touch - Mill able product||Matt finish||50 - 70||1,00 - 1,05||50 - 120|
|13||Outsole welt||Rubbery touch - Mill able product - Suitable for stitching||Matt finish||60 - 80||1,05 - 1,08||50 - 100|
|15||Outsole||Rubbery touch||Semi-matt finish||60 - 80||1,07 - 1,10||50 - 100|
|LIGHT||Outsole||Low density - Velvet touch - Recyclable||Matt finish||40 - 60||0,60||<250|
|EXP||Midsoles||Low density - Velvet touch - Recyclable||Matt finish||20 - 50||0,35 -0,50||na|
|D||Heel||Excellent abrasion resistance||Gloss finish||50 - 80||1,2||<50|
|APILON™ 52 A/C||A/C||Outsole||High Mechanical Performance - Thermoabrasion Resistance||Gloss finish||65 - 75||1,18||<45 (DIN 53516 @ 50±2°C)|
|APILON™ 52 BIO||DB||Outsole||Bio based content - Good mechanical properties - Good surface finish||Gloss finish||60 - 80||1,21 - 1,23||<100|
|ALLOY||Outsole||Bio based content - Rubbery touch - High processability||Matt finish||55 - 85||1,16||<200|
|APIFIVE™||1.2||Outsole||Low density - Rubbery touch - Mill able product||Matt finish||50 - 60||0,45||<200|
|1.4||Outsole, midsole||Low density - Rubbery touch - Mill able product||Matt finish||45-50||0,35||<250|
|1.4 SOFT||Outsole||High rubbery touch||Matt finish||40||0,35||<300|