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Graphene-Wear™ footwear compounds comprise of rubber and thermoplastic elastomers embedded with different grades of Versarien’s 2D materials to suit the needs of a wide variety of footwear applications.
Benefits of Graphene-Wear™ compounds include:
Increased Tensile Strength
Increased Elastic Modulus
Increased Tear Strength
Improved UV resistance
Improved Thermal conductivity
Graphene-Wear™ compounds enable product designers and engineers to benefit from factoring the strength and durability that our elastomers provide, offering longer lifetimes and reduced maintenance. Our compounds have shown to be 20% less likely to tear, be twice as strong and to last 30% longer than the current performance of existing products on the market.
Footwear is an obvious category to gain from the benefits outlined above. On top of offering our in-house formulas, we take existing elastomer formulas of our customers, apply our innovative science and end up with top of the range products with improved properties. Shoes aren't the only product in the sporting world to utilise impressive elastomers, get in touch today to satisfy your curiosity.
Benefiting from the multitude of mechanical improvements outlined above does not mean they have to come at the usual compromise of one vs the other. The addition of Graphene-Wear™ technology has shown to have no negative effects on elastomeric hardness, coefficient of friction or flexibility. In fact in a lot of cases there are multiple improvements.
The result: A hard wearing, flexible, long lasting sole that grips whatever surface you are exercising on.
The Graphene-Wear™ compounds have shown a >15% increase in tear strength making it significantly more resistant to crack propagation vs the base elastomer with no graphene.
The Graphene-Wear™ compounds have a 10% increase in tensile strength making it more durable with higher cracking resistance.
Following the DIN Abrasion (rotational) test, BS ISO 4649:2017, the Graphene-Wear™ formula attained more than double the ARI index when compared with a control compound and two off-the shelf athletic shoes that boast abrasion resistance.
A welcome benefit behind applying our Graphene-Wear™ print to the surface of garment fabric is that it improves the stretch-recovery of that fabric by increasing what is known as the force decay.
What this means for the wearer is that Graphene-Wear™ printed garments will increase 'snapback', where the bagginess of the garment is reduced as soon as it is donned. It will then continue to stay closer to the anatomical curves of the body for longer.
Disclaimer: Individual figures, test results and references made to Graphene-Wear™ ink formulas and rubber compounds may refer to different iterations of our core products. All test results and comparisons made were factual at the time of each test. Test result comparisons cited are made against company owned control formulas/compounds or against products purchased on the open market. All tests were performed by independent 3rd parties.
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