Huntsman to Exhibit at India International Leather Fair

India International Leather Fair – 1 to 3 February 2015 – Chennai, India


Chennai, INDIA: Polyurethane experts from global chemical company Huntsman will exhibit at the India International Leather Fair (IILF) at the start of February, where they will meet with key decision makers from across the Indian footwear industry.

At IILF 2015, Huntsman’s team will speak to attendees about the polyurethane soling materials available to Indian footwear manufacturers and how using differentiated footwear technologies can deliver real competitive edge.

Huntsman offers a comprehensive portfolio of fully water-blown polyester and polyether footwear systems that are ideal for a wide variety of mid sole, unit sole and sockliner applications. Marketed under the DALTOPED® technology brand, the range includes:

DALTOPED® LITE technology: For lightweight shoes
Huntsman’s DALTOPED® LITE system is an innovative polyether material for polyurethane soles that functions as an ultra-lightweight, cost effective and highly versatile alternative to ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA). Ideal for the production of soles for high quality casual and children’s footwear, DALTOPED® LITE products combine the low density needed to make shoes more comfortable with excellent mechanical properties and improved ease-of-processing. DALTOPED® LITE products are a popular choice for the production of unit soles, mid soles and slippers.

DALTOPED® GRIP technology: Safety and comfort in shoes
Focusing on the relationship between design and functionality, Huntsman has worked intensively to understand and improve slip performance. The result is DALTOPED® GRIP technology. This highly flexible polyether and / or polyester-based solution mimics the look and feel of rubber, and provides advanced anti-slip resistance properties for soling safety footwear, winter shoes and boots. A superior alternative to traditional thermoplastic rubber soling solutions, DALTOPED® GRIP materials are non-marking, easy to process and compatible with standard polyurethane processing machines.

Neeraj Garg, Commercial Manager-ISC Footwear Market at Huntsman Polyurethanes, said: “The Indian footwear market is growing fast and it’s imperative that manufacturers make the right material decisions. Picking the wrong type of polyurethane could mean missing out on the massive market opportunities that exist across the sector. We look forward to speaking to attendees at IILF about the polyurethane material options open to them and their individual merits, depending on the application in question.”

The Huntsman Polyurethanes footwear team is dedicated to:

  • Sustainable innovation
  • Supporting customers with tailor-made solutions
  • Long-term partnerships
  • In-house customer prototyping
  • Helping footwear manufacturers stay one step ahead

    For more information or to arrange an interview with the Huntsman Polyurethanes team at IILF, please contact:
    Akshay Shrivastav,,  +91 22 42875200




    DALTOPED® is a registered trademark of Huntsman Corporation or an affiliate thereof in one or more, but not all, countries

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    About Huntsman:
    Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2013 revenues of approximately $13 billion including the acquisition of Rockwood’s performance additives and TiO2 businesses. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets.  We operate more than 100 manufacturing and R&D facilities in more than 30 countries and employ approximately 15,000 associates within our 5 distinct business divisions.  For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at

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