Sapiranga, Brazil – Brazilian footwear brand Boaonda has qualified a thermoplastic polyurethane from Huntsman for use in the production of its injection-moulded fashion shoes.
Following processing, performance and quality assurance tests, Boaonda has approved one of Huntsman’s Avalon TPU grades for use in future collections of its all-plastic shoes.
Baronda has designed and manufactured fashionable, moulded plastic shoes for almost 20 years, and is best known for its colourful flip flops, sandals and clogs. Huntsman said the chosen grade is hard wearing and can withstand repeated flexing, making it good for the application. Additionally, the company said the material flows wel,l making it economic for the production of shoes.