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Microcellular Urethane and Sponge Rubber: Providing Design Flexibility with Durability and Comfort in Footwear and Protective Apparel

For over 60 years Griswold has provided world-class footwear manufacturers the essential products for under-foot comfort. Griswold’s long history of providing the innovative products necessary to support the evolving needs of the successful footwear designer have helped them to bring about lighter, more durable and functionally flexible materials. The needs of the market have driven our steady stream of new products designed to meet constantly evolving design needs.

SOLUTIONS FOR

Footwear and Protective Apparel Designers

COMFORTABLE
DURABLE
FLEXIBLE
LIGHTER

FOOTWEAR PRODUCTS

Our full line of KUSHON® cellular rubber and enlighten-U® microcellular urethane products are engineered to meet the requirements of the footwear and protective apparel industry.

enlighten-U® microcellular urethanes are available in a wide range of configurations created to support footwear design, while consistently offering durable performance in a pleasant to the touch package. Our products have been tested and shown to not irritate the skin. Our U6A, U6D and U6Y products offer just the right combination of softness and resilient shock absorption all day, every day for the life of your product.

Our KUSHON® cellular sponge rubber allows for exceptional breathability resulting in cooler and dryer performance. Excellent tensile strength and resistance-to-compression set provide superior durability. Made with natural rubber, KUSHON cellular rubber offers cushioning combined with a nice feel and exceptional breathability. Griswold cellular rubber has long been the natural material of choice for insoles, heel pads and collar cushioning.

gelothane® slow recovery urethane is a sub-set of our enlighten-U® family of products specifically designed to offer an exceptional level of conformability. The product possesses a unique, pleasant feeling of conformance to the foot while offering a fit that enhances stability and support. Griswold’s gelothane is combined with enlighten-U formulations where applications require a soft “memory foam” top pad along with a high-energy return foundation layer. Custom combinations including a fabric top surface are available for applications such as insoles and protective apparel.

VALUE-ADDED SERVICES

Griswold offers a range of popular value added services:

Both KUSHON cellular rubber and enlighten-U microcellular urethanes are available covered with a variety of fabrics and shoe boards.

One or two-sided buffing is available on a broad range of our products.

Our products are available containing an Ultra-Fresh® antimicrobial agent for those applications where odor and staining caused by mold and mildew are of great concern.

RESOURCES

Search through our footwear product resources; everything from physical properties to regulatory compliance.

Product FamilyHardnessPrimary FunctionSecondary FunctionProduct Data SheetProduct Safety Sheet
enlighten-u Microcellular UrethaneMedium Resilient Shock AbsorbingWear Resistant with Anti-Microbial U6A17U6A17
enlighten-u Microcellular UrethaneFirmResilient Shock AbsorbingHigh Energy ReturnU6D20U6D20
enlighten-u Microcellular UrethaneMedium Resilient Shock AbsorbingWear Resistant U6Y15U6Y15
enlighten-u Microcellular UrethaneMedium Resilient Shock AbsorbingWear Resistant U6Y17U6Y17
enlighten-u Microcellular UrethaneFirmResilient Shock AbsorbingWear Resistant U6Y20U6Y20
enlighten-u Microcellular UrethaneFirmResilient Shock AbsorbingReduced Moisture Absorption U6B21U6B21
Gelothane Microcellular UrethaneSuper Soft Conformable (Memory Foam) Low Compression SetU6R15U6R15
Gelothane Microcellular UrethaneSoft Conformable (Memory Foam) Low Compression SetU6Q16U6Q16
Gelothane Microcellular UrethaneSoft Conformable (Memory Foam) Low Compression Set with Anti-microbialU6V15U6V15
Gelothane Microcellular UrethaneMedium Conformable (Memory Foam) Low Compression SetU6Q20U6Q20
KUSHON Cellular SpongeMedium MilitaryComfort and Breathability41184118
KUSHON Cellular SpongeMedium MilitaryComfort and Breathability41204120
enlighten-u Microcellular UrethaneMedium MilitaryWear Resistant U6Y15U6Y15
enlighten-u Microcellular UrethaneMedium MilitaryWear Resistant U6Y17U6Y17
enlighten-u Microcellular UrethaneFirmMilitaryWear Resistant U6Y20U6Y20

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