APILON™ 52 are urethane-based thermoplastic elastomers (TPE-U or TPU). They impress with their excellent physical/mechanical characteristics, making them unique for their toughness, abrasion resistance, flexibility and elasticity at a range of working temperatures.

APILON™ 52 includes soft and rigid grades (ester-, ether-, and hybrid ester-ether-based), special polycarbonate-based grades and original compounds that offer enhanced compatibility with both polar and non-polar polymers; the latter being particularly well-suited for overmolding and co-extrusion.


  • Lifestyle & Luxury

    • Belts & Buckles
    • Boots
    • Coagulants & Coatings
    • Expanded Soles/Midsoles/Slippers
    • Extruded Textiles
    • Fittings
    • Flippers
    • Heel
    • Logos, Labels & Buttons
    • Shoe Uppers
    • Soles
  • Athletic Footwear

    • Accessories
    • Fittings & Accessories
    • Mountain/Trekking Shoes
    • Running Shoes
    • Shoe Uppers
    • Ski Boots
    • Soles
  • Professional Footwear

    • Boots
    • Expanded Soles/Midsoles/Slippers
    • Hospital Clogs
    • Soles

Technical details

APILON™ 52 Characteristics

  • Rigid grades with a hardness in the range 40–72 ShD
  • Soft grades with a hardness in the range of 40–75 ShA and abrasion resistance < 50 mm3 (DIN 53516)
  • Soft grades with a hardness in the range of 75–90 ShA and abrasion resistance < 25 mm3 (DIN 53516)
  • Special haptic compound provides a rubbery, matt effect
  • Grades with enhanced transparency
  • *Recyclable

Transformation Technologies

  • Injection molding
  • Extrusion
  • Hard/soft overmolding
  • Coagulation
  • Calendering

*According to the Association of Plastic Recyclers definition, which is based on OECD guideline and based on the data of LIFE16 ENV/ES00254 project of the European Union


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