APILON™ 52 BIO are urethane-based thermoplastic bioplastics (TPE-U or TPU) containing raw materials from renewable sources. These compounds guarantee the same physical/mechanical properties and the same processability as traditional fossil-based TPE-Us. APILON™ 52 BIO includes soft and rigid grades (ester, ether, ester-ether-based) and special haptic compounds that give the product its rubbery and matt properties. These bioplastics from renewable sources offer significant environmental benefits by reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide for instance) and saving fossil-based resources for future generations.


  • Lifestyle & Luxury

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

    • Accessories
    • Extruded Textiles
    • Mountain/Trekking Shoes
    • Running Shoes
    • Shoe Uppers
    • Ski Boots
    • Soles
  • Professional Footwear

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

Technical details

APILON™ 52 BIO Characteristics

  • Rigid grades with a hardness in the range 40–74 ShD
  • Soft grades with a hardness in the range of 65–90 ShA and abrasion resistance < 70-100 mm3 (DIN 53516)
  • Special haptic compound with rubbery, matt effect
  • Environmental benefits measured with the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • *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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