Recognized by its unique qualities, texture and aesthetics, Cork is an excellent, sustainable alternative to leather, foam and plastics. It is natural, renewable, biodegradable and recyclable, and 100% environmentally friendly.
Natural Cork molds to the foot over time, providing a custom fit that stays firm, providing proper arch support and foot alignment. The natural elasticity of cork means less impact force is transferred up into ankles, shins and knees, reducing joint stress. Cork has a natural resistance to moisture and together with its lightweight, wear-resistance and capacity to disperse energy, it is an excellent choice for certain insoles, orthotics and shoes.
At Bestol we work with diverse foams, gels and plastics and other materials and understand the part we can play in creating a more sustainable supply chain.
Over the past few years, wider environmental awareness has meant a significant increase in the demand for bio-friendly manufactured insoles and footwear.
Decrease pain, foot & knee
Decrease pain, foot & hips
Decrease pain, foot & lower back
Improve alignment & balancing
Choosing the correct materials is often the FIRST STEP in meeting a product development challenge. So rely on Bestol – and benefit from our close relationships with the world’s leading material suppliers. We’ll act as an extension of your R&D, engineering and manufacturing teams to keep you abreast of the latest innovations and identify the best materials for your product needs. And if the right material doesn’t exist, which happens when you’re developing innovative products, we’ll work with you to create it.
Our capabilities include molding and customizing a wide variety of foams, elastomers and resins, including:
- TPE Foam
- TPE Gels
- Silicone Gels
- Rigid and Rubber plastics (PET, ABS, PP, Nylon, more)
- Reaction Injection Molding
- Microcellular urethanes including Poron, D30
- Memory foams
- Urethane Foams
- Urethane Elastomers
- PVC Foams
- Polyethene Foams