Raw Material Source

Raw Material Source

Within each of the Foam materials, there are multiple raw material content options available to further customize a material.

If only the general raw material type is known, then the default selection should be left unchanged.

  • Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), fossil fuel based is the default selection and should be selected unless one of the other process options are more appropriate.
  • Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), recycled should be selected when using EVA raw material that is known to have 100% recycled content. If the raw material content is a blend of recycled and virgin EVA, then a custom material blend should be created using the known ratio of recycled to virgin EVA.
  • Bloom EVA {Algix}, US should only be selected when the raw material is known to be Bloom EVA from Algix.
  • High density polyethylene (HDPE) resin, fossil fuel based, for foam should be selected for all High Density polyethylene foam materials.
  • Polyethylene (LDPE) resin, fossil fuel based, for foam should be selected for all Low Density polyethylene foam materials.
  • Polyethylene (PE), recycled, for foam should be selected when using recycled PE foam materials. Applies to both High density polyethylene (HDPE) and Low density polyethylene (LPDE) recycled foam materials.
  • Thermoset polyurethane (PU), fossil fuel based, for foam is the default selection and should be selectedunless it is known that one of the other process options are more appropriate.

  • Polyurethane (PU) foam {Great Lotus}, 20% biobased (soy polyol) should be selected when using “Natural 20” partially biobased polyurethane from Great Lotus.

 
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), fossil fuel based, for foam is the default selection and should be selected for all Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) foam materials.
  • Typical EVA shoe compound is the default selection and should be selected when using the Typical EVA shoe compound material.
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