Fluoropolymer Applications for Footwear

Fluoropolymers are growing in popularity for the footwear industry. Every day, it’s becoming more and more apparent that fluoropolymers can be extremely useful in every industry, including textiles. So, if you are looking for a fluoropolymer application for your footwear, Coating Solutions, Inc., has you covered every step of the way.

Why Fluoropolymers on Footwear?

When you are developing a sturdy type of footwear, being as durable and efficient as possible is crucial to your brand. You want the most protection, durability and added features. Fluoropolymer applications do just that. Fluoropolymer coatings are known for their set of unique properties that beat the rest. These properties include:

  • Nonwetting: Fluoropolymers have a unique oleophilic and hydrophobic property that can be a great benefit to footwear. Jumping in puddles? Trudging through the snow? Walking through a jungle? Fluoropolymer applications allow your footwear to make water beads instead of soaking up all the extra moisture. This is especially beneficial to military and outdoor footwear.
  • Chemical Resistance: Are you creating footwear to work in a certain environment with harmful chemicals? Fluoropolymers can act as chemical buffers, keeping the foot wearers feet safe from harmful chemicals. Fluoropolymers are resistant to most chemicals and can be very useful footwear in the pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries.
  • Resistance and Durability: Fluoropolymer applications are excellent for work boots. It’s temperature resistance capabilities as well as it’s unique electrical characteristics make it the perfect application for any work boot. Fluoropolymer applications can accommodate any environment, hot or cold. It is also a low dielectric constant and loss. This is especially important for utility workers who may need a protective boot.
  • Friction and Abrasion Resistant: When a consumer buys any type of footwear, one of the many qualities they look for is the life of the product. How well is it actually going to hold up? Fluoropolymer applications have abrasion resistant advantages. Fluoropolymer applications also have a low coefficient of friction. Reducing friction means that your footwear will have a longer lifespan. This is especially encouraging for consumers who have to change or replace their work boots every single month.

If you are looking for fluoropolymer applications for your footwear, call Coating Solutions Inc., today. We are known for our quality services, fast turn around times and low minimum lot charges. For more information about fluoropolymer applications for footwear, contact us today at (651) 762-5700 or send us an email at sales@coatingsolutions.com.

Coating Solutions Inc.
13525 Fenway Blvd N
Hugo, MN 55038
Phone: (651) 762-5700
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