Amherst, Massachusetts -- Insole maker OrthoLite says it has developed a "revolutionary customisable, moulded insole and lining foam," called OrthoLite Impressions.
This open-cell foam also incorporating nearly 50 percent bio-oil in its formula, and hence is also the company's most renewable product to date.
OrthoLite Impressions creates customised fitting for every consumer, as it offers step-in comfort and then moulds to the shape of the foot as it is worn to create a customised fit inside the shoe.
This unique, custom fit feeling "is unlike any foam we've ever produced," said Pamela Gelsomini, president. "The development of OrthoLite Impressions comes from our company's increasing focus on creating more sustainable products. We are extremely proud of this new foam technology and we know our customers will be proud to use it."
In this product Ortholite has replaced petroleum based polyols with a castor oil polyol, a non-food plant source that shows significant ecological advantages in terms of energy and resource consumption.
To further underscore OrthoLite's leadership in producing sustainable products, ceo Glenn Barrett will be a featured speaker at the World Biofuels Markets in Rotterdam, Netherlands on 22 March.