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New Bio-Based TPU Has Luxury Footwear in its Sights

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In the race to make footwear foam “faster, better, cleaner, greener and cheaper,” API has developed a new thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) material that it claims is easier and cheaper to produce while being more sustainable than alternatives on the midsole manufacturing market. API’s Apilon 52 Bio Light material is the first lightweight TPU material the…

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