Amherst, Massachusetts -- OrthoLite, a supplier of open-cell polyurethane foam insoles, has secured a deal with sportswear giant PUMA to incorporate its EcoOrthoLite insole technology into one third of PUMA footwear by 2011.
The EcoOrthoLite product line, which uses non-food bio-oil to replace 20 percent of petroleum traditionally used in the polyol component of urethane foams, will form part of PUMA's long-term sustainability programme. PUMA aims to manufacture 50 percent of it's international collection in a sustainable way by 2015.
"OrthoLite's inherent features of strength, breathability, moisture transport, and anti-microbial function offer consumers an enhanced level of comfort that will bring the quality and performance that PUMA is so well known for," Pamela Gelsomini, president of OrthoLite, said in the statement. (RD)