The new shoe fabric Ceraprene of ContiTech Elastomer Coatings is thanks to its high resistance suitable for safety shoes, trekking shoes used in demanding terrain, sports shoes for soccer or tennis matches, and sturdy casual shoes. Ceraprene is made from highly resistant rubber compounds that are water-repellent and optionally also waterproof. Some materials such as UHAR fabrics are also extremely wear-resistant, and guarantee a very long service life. The elastomer textile is only coated on hydrophobic nonwoven fabric. This means that the nonwoven fabric is water-resistant and cannot get soaked through – an important characteristic for good wear comfort, even in extreme weather conditions.
What is more, Ceraprene is highly flexible even at very low temperatures and so does not restrict movement of the foot or adversely affect wear comfort. Good ozone resistance makes a decisive contribution to the footwear's service life. Thanks to the manufacturing quality, the material is highly colorfast and does not fade even after intensive use. Ceraprene is available in various colors and surface finishes, depending on the customer's design concept. For ContiTech, it goes without saying that the shoe material is free from substances such as chromium, cadmium, and tributyltin hydride (TBT), in accordance with the relevant DIN standards.