Footwear & Ball Bladders

Bromobutyl Rubber X_Butyl™ offers excellent air retention, making it a key component in ball bladders used in the sporting goods industry. Regular Butyl Rubber X_Butyl™ and Bromobutyl Rubber X_Butyl™ can be blended with natural rubber to improve spliceability and cure rates, while still retaining good air retention properties. Bromobutyl Rubber X_Butyl™ can be blended with other polymers to improve the wet grip properties of high-end shoe soles, while retaining wear and durability characteristics for applications such as hiking and climbing footwear, river fishing and running shoes.