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ENGAGE™ REN Polyolefin Elastomers

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How can we make footwear more sustainable?

Today’s consumers expect the products they buy to be more sustainable, but to also offer outstanding performance. To help fight climate change while meeting this demand, the footwear industry is looking to develop products with a smaller carbon footprint, but the same level of performance.

In response, Dow has developed ENGAGE™ REN: produced from plant-based raw materials using our ECOLIBRIUM™ technology, it can help the industry move away from conventional, fossil-based feedstocks, by improving its products’ sustainability profile, without compromising their performance. Learn about our collaboration with global innovative footwear brand, Crocs.

Cutting your carbon footprint

Integrating ENGAGE™ REN plant-based Polyolefin Elastomers (POEs) into compounds and in the production phase helps to reduce products’ carbon footprint

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ENGAGE™ REN polyolefin elastomers are produced using renewable energy sources and plant-based raw materials, and therefore significantly cuts carbon emissions.

The mass balance approach and process are certified using a mass balance model, which is certified by the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC).

Improved sustainability, zero compromise

ENGAGE™ REN delivers the same, outstanding polymer performance you’ve come to expect from the rest of our ENGAGE™ range:

  • Lighter foams at equivalent hardness
  • Improved abrasion resistance and durability
  • Better energy return for mid-sole foams
  • Recyclability for in-process scrap re-use
  • Easy colorability

Offering an enhanced sustainability profile, combined with high performance and a high-quality finish, ENGAGE™ REN helps your solutions to stand out from the competition.

 

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Can ENGAGE™ REN make your footwear more sustainable?

Get in touch. We look forward to working with you, to explore how ENGAGE™ REN can complete your sustainability journey.

 

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