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As a global industry innovator with superior expertise and more than 50 years of experience in the footwear industry, our footwear adhesive solutions offer more than just high performance.  

H.B. Fuller offers innovation, supply assurance, technical expertise, cost-saving opportunities and a competitive advantage.

Connecting Innovative Adhesives with Tomorrow’s Footwear Needs

To bring high-performance footwear products to market, you need a partner that offers global R&D capabilities and problem-solving power; a partner that can help deliver the products your customers want and the end-to-end support your business needs. Whether you are manufacturing heavy boots, fashion, leather products, or orthopedic and sports shoes, you can rely on the performance of H.B. Fuller’s footwear adhesive solutions.

Innovation

Consumers demand attractive, protective and durable footwear, and H.B. Fuller's shoe adhesive innovations are designed to deliver. We understand what’s important to footwear manufacturers, and we know what regulations may change production requirements and what international footwear research and certification boards expect. We enable our customers to manufacture footwear products in a safe, high-performing and sustainable environment in order to deliver end-use products that meet ever-changing industry expectations.

Global Supply 

Our global supply chain is focused on securing raw material supplies at the best value for all of the various technology bases to provide ongoing supply assurance for our customers. We have a global presence, local expertise, and we connect innovative shoe adhesives with tomorrow’s footwear needs.

Technical Expertise

Our team of technical experts support customers in optimizing the value gained from using our footwear adhesive solutions. Our superior industry knowledge and world-class technical service delivery model is an important part of the H.B. Fuller package. Partnering with us will help your business grow.

Cost-Saving Opportunities

Our superior technical expertise adds measurable value to your manufacturing processes from start to finish and beyond in terms of improving speed-to-market, helping to lower cost-in-use, and increasing efficiency and production output. We connect your business with a competitive edge.

Competitive Advantage

With H.B. Fuller’s technical expertise and global network, you have a reliable and trustworthy partner footwear adhesive that will work with you to stay ahead of new trends and develop confidential innovations that set you apart from your competition – locally, regionally or globally.

Our Commitment to the Footwear Industry

We are passionate about helping footwear customers create new solutions by making lighter, better fitting, safer, and more robust products a reality. Our innovative and extensive shoe adhesive technology range provides reliable solutions for our customers, including supply flexibility, performance in demanding applications, technical support, and reduced cost-in-use.

Lasting

  • High heat resistance
Technology Documentation
Isarment™ 5402 X
Used for lasting
Polychloroprene | Solvent-based
Thermostrang™ 2030
Used for lasting
Hot Melt | Polyester
Thermostrang™ 2142
Used for lasting
Hot-melt | Polyamide

Sole Assembly

  • Solvent free
  • With encapsulated hardener system
Technology Documentation
Helmitin® Formel 1
Used for soleupper bonding
Polychloroprene | Solvent-based
Irutex™ FI 4006 G
Used for soleupper bonding
Polyurethane | Water-based
Ultraflex™ 4320
Used for soleupper bonding
Polyurethane | Solvent-based
Ultraflex™ 4355
Used for soleupper bonding
Polyurethane | Solvent-based
Ultraflex™ 4814
Used for soleupper bonding
Polyurethane | Solvent-based

Sole Preparation

  • For PUR TPU soles and parts
  • Two-component
Technology Documentation
Icortin™ C17
Used for soles halogenation
Solvent-based
Icortin™ C40
Used for soles halogenation
Solvent-based
Isarcoll™ Vorstrich NX
Used for priming soles
Polychloroprene | Solvent-based
Ultraflex™ Vorstrich PU/D
Used for priming soles
Polyurethane | Solvent-based

Upper Construction

  • Universally applicable
  • Very tacky
  • Sprayable
Technology Documentation
Helmitin® Blantal 8
Used for general upper bonding leathers textiles synthetics foams
Polychloroprene | Solvent-based
Ibucoll™ 7310 N
Used for general upper bonding leathers textiles synthetics foams
Solvent-based | Synthetic Rubber
Irutex™ 1051
Used for general upper bonding leathers textiles synthetics foams
Chloroprene Latex | Water-based
Irutex™ D 60 ST
Used for general upper bonding leathers textiles synthetics foams
Natural Latex | Water-based
Umbugzement™ 500 M
Used for general upper bonding leathers textiles synthetics foams
Rubber | Solvent-based

Upper Preparation

  • For greasy hydrophobic and loose fibered leathers
Technology Documentation
Helmitin® DS/17
Used for priming uppers
Polyurethane | Water-based
Ultraflex™ 4010 Y
Used for priming uppers
Polyurethane | Solvent-based

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