Shanghai – A slip-resistant yoga shoe design has been inspired by BASF’s thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU).
Jieping Huang, an industrial designer at TEAMS Shanghai, won second honours in the Design X Innovation, a contest run in conjunction with the rubber and plastics trade exhibition Chinaplas.
Huang said: “I was experimenting with BASF's material kit in the TEAMS material lab one day and started to get ideas about incorporating TPU into a footwear design.”
Chinaplas will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China during April, 2016.
BASF is co-hosting the Design X Innovation showcase at the event.