Tettnang, Germany – Outdoor footwear maker Vaude is using thermoplastic polyurethane made with Reverdia’s biosuccinic acid in its new Skarvan range of outdoor footwear.
‘With the SS18 Collection, we have taken a big step towards becoming the most sustainable provide of functional outdoor and bike shoes, said Oliver Korden, Vaude’s head of footwear.
Reverida said that this is the first time Vaude has used bio-based thermoplastic polyurethane in the toe guards and heal counters of the shoe. The material choice, Reverdia said, was part of Vaude’s drive to replace conventional materials with bio-based ones where possible.
‘This is a very exciting step for us,’ said Marcel Luben, president of Reverdia. ‘It demonstrates how biosuccinium-based polyurethanes can support brands in these markets to meet customer demand for sustainable products.’