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More than safe the ultralight sole of FINPROJECT

XL EXTRALIGHT®: a unique flexible and resistant ingredient also ideal for work footwear

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February 2024

More than safe the ultralight sole of FINPROJECT

The Finproject industrial group specialises in the production of ultralight materials for soles destined for the most important brands in the footwear market. For some years now, it has also entered the work footwear sector with a version of its famous (especially in the fashion world) XL EXTRALIGHT® sole, developing some important projects with leading Italian and foreign safety shoe brands. At the centre of attention is a very popular material in the urban footwear sector such as Eva, whose extreme lightness is appreciated, but which until recently was not considered sufficiently resistant for the world of safety. What changed the perspective was Finproject itself, which, thanks to its enormous experience with this ingredient, found a way to develop a new category of materials and products with technical requirements more than adequate for the demands of a work shoe.

“XL EXTRALIGHT® footwear soles, compared to other soles with the same mechanical properties, are more comfortable, lightweight, durable and high-performance,” explain Finproject. “With a weight approximately three times less than other materials, XL EXTRALIGHT® is light, flexible and durable, and also a natural shock absorber for stress-free comfort for feet and back.

In compliance with the European standards on safety, protective and occupational footwear for professional use (DIN EN ISO 20345,20346, 20347), Finproject has in fact developed XL EXTRALIGHT® INDUSTRIAL PLUS, a unique flexible and resistant material that guarantees perfect footwear grip in the most difficult environmental and working conditions: it resists oil, hydrocarbons, it can be antistatic or electrical hazard protection upon customer request, non-slip, guarantees excellent grip and compression set. The result? Lightweight and comfortable safety shoes.

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