New zero waste heel counter reinforces Texon’s expertise in sustainable structural footwear components

HONG KONG – 6 August 2019 – Texon today announced the launch of Texon Halo, a new heel counter material for the footwear industry that contains a minimum of 50% recycled content.

Developed by a team that specialises in the development of eco-friendly, structural solutions for shoe production, Texon Halo is a high-performance, powder moulded, reinforcement material that has excellent sustainability credentials and delivers distinct and measurable performance advantages.

Designed for use in athletic and sports shoes, but suitable for providing structural support in most types of footwear, Texon Halo is stiffer than competitor products at an equivalent thickness – making it ideal for creating thinner, lighter shoes with a robust yet supportive, well fitting heel.

Delivered ‘out of the box’ (against dxf pattern) ready for insertion, Texon Halo is a net, waste-free product that requires no cutting or skiving. Offering good mouldability and a low heat activation point, the material is cost effective, quick to use and easy to insert into a shoe upper. Self-adhering at lower process temperatures, Texon Halo bonds well to all commonly used substrates including synthetic materials. It is also excellent at retaining its shape over time.

Matt Smith, Group Sales Director at Texon, said: “When it comes to manufacturing shoes, selecting sustainable materials that can provide the right level of structural support is essential, particularly when it comes to heel counters. These small but invaluable components are key to the construction of a good shoe – helping to stabilise the heel, maintain the 

foot’s position, and reduce the risk of pronation. The development of Texon Halo shows us pushing the boundaries of heel counter technology, creating materials that have better sustainability credentials, while still offering first-class performance properties.

For more information about Texon Halo, please contact:
Andrew Stephens

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About Texon

For over 70 years, Texon has been a leading supplier of sustainable, high quality, high performance material solutions. These include non-woven saturated felts, extruded filmic materials, wet-web saturated cellulose paperboard, technical fabrics and consumables.
You’ll find our products used in footwear and consumer applications, such as fashion accessories, clothing, luggage, labels, tags and many home and office accessories.
We provide dedicated technical support in all major production locations and you can access our sales, marketing and customer care teams in over 90 countries.
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