Amherst, Massachuttsets - OrthoLite, a leading supplier of open-cell foam insoles, recently launched the OrthoLite ESD (electro-static dissipating) in response to "an increasing demand for antistatic technology," the company announced 31 July.
OrthoLite said ESD is aimed at work shoe category and footwear for people who handle static-sensitive devices - in a warehouse, lab or other working environments. The company added that OrthoLite ESD is "the only static dissipating insole to also provide all the key properties of open cell foams." These include a patented anti-microbial formulation to fight fungus, bacteria and odour.
The company explained that antistatic insoles consist of materials that can safely discharge static build-up when in contact with floor surfaces, therefore protecting against the build-up of electrostatic charges.
"OrthoLite ESD has pushed the technological boundaries by adapting to a variety of high-tech environments," said Pamela Gelsomini, OrthoLite president. "OrthoLite ESD foam can be integrated into any style of footwear or other application where electrostatic dissipating cushioning is required."
OrthoLite supplies open cell foams found in more than 50 million shoes each year, combining polyurethane and recycled rubber to produce "superior cushioning, comfort, breathability and durability."