Bayflex microcellular systems are used to produce integral skin foams using either high- or low-pressure foam technology. These foams have a cellular core combined with a tear-resistant skin to form a sandwich-like structure that provides excellent toughness over a wide range of temperatures, as well as corrosion, abrasion and wear resistance. Applications for these systems include steering wheels, encapsulation of chair arms and bases, filter gaskets, soft-feel appliance handles, and footware.
Bayflex microcellular soling systems are used to produce shoe soles that offer the footware manufacturer a combination of light weight, durability, comfort, styling freedom and economical processing. Both polyester- and polyether-based systems are available and used for men's, women's and children's dress shoes, casual shoes, sneakers and slippers, as well as hiking boots and work and safety shoes.
Bayer Corporation, 100 Bayer Road, Bldg. 14. Tel: 412-777-4982; Fax: 412-778-4109.