ESTANE® TRX TPU polymers from Lubrizol offer superior traction on wet and dry surfaces for professional sportsman. ESTANE TRX TPU’s design flexibility helps ensure the successful molding of FootJoy’s (FJ) patented revolutionary anti-channeling tread pattern VersaTrax+, engineered to provide total traction coverage for any angle, reducing slippage.
The innovative outsole technology, first introduced in spikeless golf shoe in the fall of 2020, utilizes multiple ESTANE TPU compounds to grip any surface – a harder TPU for better on-course grip and a softer TPU for traction on hard surfaces.
“We saw a terrific opportunity to completely reinvent the classically inspired golf shoe from the ground up,” said Chris Tobias, Vice President, FJ Footwear. “And to accomplish that, we leveraged every ounce of innovation, as well as direct input from the world’s best players, to deliver next-level performance with a distinctly modern take on classic design.”
Lubrizol invented thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) polymers more than 60 years ago and continues to be a world leader in TPU, delivering high performance solutions to a wide range of industries from performance footwear and apparel to surface protection, consumer electronics, transportation, industrial specialties, bonding solutions and more.
Source : Lubrizol