Covestro material enables fully recyclable shoes from TPU

December 9th, 2019

Polymer manufacturer Covestro has developed a material using thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), enabling the automated, lower-cost production of fully recyclable shoes.Traditional shoe manufacturing requires several steps, because a variety of materials need to be sewn and glued together. This makes production time consuming and expensive, but it also impacts end-of-life recyclability. 3D printing, however, has paved the […]

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