'Avalon' duo: the hallmark of design, durability and comfort

'AVALON' Duo, a new soling material combining the advantages of design durability and comfort, is making its debut at this year's SIMAC.

This premium composite soling material from Huntsman Polyurethanes, allies the outstanding wear and flex properties of 'AVALON' Soft thermoplastic polyurethane (cast or injected) for the outsole with the comfort and lightness of polyurethane for the midsole. It also provides greater efficiency as a result of the one-stage production process through casting or injection and achieves perfect bonding to the upper.

The versatile 'AVALON' Duo offers a range of benefits, including perfect surface definition, matt finish, shiny and glossy end effects, slip and abrasion resistance, shock absorption, cold flex properties and thermal insulation.

This cutting-edge footwear technology creates original, exciting applications allowing businesses to penetrate new high quality markets for casuals, trekking and safety footwear.

Andre Goyens, European commercial manager, Huntsman Polyurethanes, says: "The success of our business is built on supporting customers in expanding their business opportunities through innovative, flexible footwear solutions. 'AVALON' Duo presents the benefits of two materials in one soling concept offering a new option for footwear producers to manufacture top end products." '

AVALON' Duo will be demonstrated on the Desflow machine from Desma in Hall 35 on stand C20, B11 at Simac. 'Avalon'and 'Avalon' Duo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Huntsman ICI Chemicals LLC.