Footwear

India is second to China when it comes to producing footwear accounting for 1/10th of the world footwear production while it is the 3rd largest consumer of footwear.
Footwear

A growing population of over a billion with increasing disposable income, growing fashion consciousness and increased discretionary spending has ensured that the sector has been seeing continuous growth.

Covestro provides durable and high performing Polyurethane adhesive raw materials for high-quality footwear. Keeping a close watch on the latest trends in the sector, Covestro provides superior materials that can be used for contemporary designs. Having worked closely with adhesive formulators, Covestro has developed raw materials for adhesives suited particularly for the Indian footwear industry.  Covestro understands the demands of the dynamic sector. As a result, it has provided a broad portfolio of high-quality polyurethane and polychloroprene variants for formulation of both one component (1K) and two-component (2K) adhesives. Polyurethane and polychloroprene adhesives are often preferred because they provide flexible yet strong and durable bonds to the wide variety of substrates used in the shoe industry. The usage of these adhesives in the assembly and bonding of various shoe components ensures durability and comfort to the consumer.

Waterborne Dispercoll® C polychloroprene dispersions are ideal for contact adhesives used widely for footwear applications.  Aqueous Dispercoll® U polyurethane dispersions are raw materials for waterborne heat-activated adhesives which can easily be made to react with Desmodur® D polyisocyanate cross-linkers to further enhance its properties Covestro’s solvent-based Desmocoll® polyurethanes when formulated with Desmodur® R polyisocyanate cross-linkers, result in a material that is highly resistant ensuring an unmatched durability in its application.