Performance & Functionality
API’s sixty-plus years of experience in providing high-quality materials puts us in the best position to help professional footwear manufacturers fulfill stringent performance requirements and material standards – standards that are essential to satisfy even the most rigorous demands and regulations for different workplaces all over the globe. API’s unique spectrum of products meets customer requirements for softness and robustness, whether through improved thermo-abrasion resistance as compared to vulcanized rubbers (TPUs) or protection against electrostatic discharge (TPEs).
We stand for durability, even in the harshest working environments.Global Industry Leader TPE Footwear
New Markets, New Possibilities
New safety standards in developing markets, increased investment in civic infrastructure and in the oil & gas industry have brought considerable new opportunities for the footwear market in general and API in particular. We are ready to fulfill these standards and are looking forward to developing new solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations.
Safe Doesn’t Have to Mean Heavy
Our new lightweight APILON™ 52 LIGHT TPU provides an outstanding combination of performance and lightness. The material is especially suitable for outsole and midsole applications thanks to its good abrasion resistance combined with a low density that guarantees comfort and performance. APILON™ 52 LIGHT is an expanded TPU that can be recycled even after foaming and expanding, contributing to its high degree of sustainability.
API Products for Professional Footwear
|MATERIAL FAMILY||SERIES||APPLICATIONS||MAIN FEATURES||ASPECTS||PROPERTIES hardness (ShA) ASTM D972||Density (g/cm³) ASTM D2240||Abrasion resistance (mm³)|
|APILON™ 52||ATC/B||Safety shoes||ESD antistatic - Oil resistance - High abrasion resistance||Gloss to matt finish||65 - 75||1,2||40 - 70|
|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||ALLOY||Outsole||Bio based contents - PVC free - Rubbery touch - High processability - Comfortable||Matt to gloss finish||55 - 85||1,15||<200|
|MEGOL™||P15||Hospital clogs & working boots||Antistatic - Washable - Autoclavable - High performance||Matt finish||55 - 65||0,90||<220|
|P22||Hospital clogs & working boots||ESD antistatic - Washable - Autoclavable||Matt finish||55 - 75||0,92||<250|
|TO||Working boot uppers||PVC free - Rubbery touch - High processability - Low density - High comfort||Matt finish||35 - 50||1,05||na|
|SU||Working boot outsole||PVC free - Rubbery touch - High processability - Low density||Matt finish||50 - 75||1,05||<280|
|AT||Footbed insole||Antistatic - Washable - Autoclavable||Matt finish||45 - 55||0,95||na|
|DP1261/5||Insole||Gel touch - Low density - High comfort||Gloss finish||5 - 10||0,86||na|