By: Jones & Vining  09-12-2011
Keywords: Abrasion Resistant, Injection Molded, Oil Resistant

EMAX® is a high performance micro-cellular material developed and formulated exclusively by Jones & Vining, as a superior alternative to EVA

EMAX® is formulated to deliver both energy management and cushioning benefits with excellent abrasion resistant properties

EMAX® is available in “three” distinct performance levels (1000, 500 and 250) to meet varying price point options.

EMAX® is available in Regular and Soft versions in all 3 performance levels

Emax® is available in either Compression or Injection molded versions.  Injection molded Emax® is available in either Single or Dual Density/Dual Color versions.

EMAX® – key benefits:

  • Lightweight: low specific gravity for added comfort (featured in under 10 oz. shoes)
  • Superior Abrasion Resistance: long lasting tread surface durability (comparable to PU and rubber) requiring minimal or “0” rubber surface pads
  • Excellent Surface Capabilities: smooth or texture design options
  • Deep Groove or Cavity Options: performance properties capable of achieving deep cut surface or internal / external cavity features
  • Excellent Cushioning: formulation retains cushioning following dynamic compression
  • Excellent Energy Return: reduces fatigue associated with extended wear
  • Excellent Shock Absorption: reduces joint discomfort
  • Excellent Tensile Strength: superior tensile strength
  • Minimal Shrinkage: for consistency and accuracy in shoemaking
  • Oil Resistant
  • Non-Yellowing: to preserve White or original color specified
  • Satra: tested and approved
  • Hangtags: available upon request

Keywords: Abrasion Resistant, Injection Molded, Oil Resistant

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