Tomas Bata University in Zlín

Footwear Research Centre

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Advanced materials and technology

In the area of technology, the center will focus on the development and research of new materials for the footwear industry, especially in the area of 3D and 4D technologies, hi-tech materials and smart innovations. All innovations will correspond with the latest trends in the field of footwear and eco-friendly emphasis on the product and the production process itself.

  • Materials for anatomical support
  • Smart materials for healthy comfort
  • Skin-friendly materials
  • Materials for very light footwear
  • Materials for practical comfort
  • Waterproof and breathable materials at the same time
  • Antibacterial, anti-odor, absorbent and drying materials
  • Gel systems for cooling and damping
  • Recycled and biodegradable materials and their use
  • Elastically conformable materials
  • Stimulating and anti-slip materials
  • Natural materials for better comfort
  • Filaments for 3D printing
  • Energy materials, high-tech materials

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