API is the Italian leading company for the development, production and marketing of thermoplastic elastomers and polymers compounds for the intelligent applications of plastic materials in many industrial sectors. The deep knowledge deriving from these experiences in the use of polymers within advanced fields makes API an expert in the interactive behaviour of significantly different polymer families. Today, API can offer the footwear industry, which has evolved in a most remarkable way, the same advanced solutions already tested in those applications.
Founded in 1956 API is involved in the footwear for 35 years. In the early í70 the company was the first in Europe to develop TR compounds, based on thermoplastic SBS rubber, a material featuring so extensively in the history of footwear, both in Italy and internationally. Today the company offers a very wide and complete range of polymers and keeps its reputation as a quality point of reference both for the traditional and for the sports footwear manufacturers. The range of products includes tailored compounds for footwear applications such: soles, midsoles compact or expanded, heels, counters, slippers, all-plastic clogs, boots, ski-boots, safety or medical shoes or components etc.
API's Products Families are:
- RAPLAN - APILON 52 - APIFLEX - MEGOL - APIGO - APIZERO, APIFIVE - APISTAR - APICOLOR