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Chementator: Smart Shoes  

By Gerald Ondrey |

IQTex (Hamburg; Germany; edlinks.chemengonline.com/7372-553) has developed a ventilation element — integrated into the soles of shoes — that functions like a flower, which closes up in the rain and reopens when dry. As a result, stepping in a puddle causes the shoes to self seal; when dry, the material regains its breathability within minutes. The so-called Vaya Verde technology is based on a superabsorbing polymer (Luquafleece) from BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; edlinks.chemengonline.com/7372-554), which can absorb large amounts of aqueous liquids and, thanks to its reversible moisture-binding system, is capable of absorbing and releasing moisture and humidity.   Click here for a full pdf version of the Chementator Section
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