UPACO Footwear Products


UPACO Footwear Products

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The UPACO Footwear Products group offers premier adhesive, waterproofing, and bonding solutions to brands worldwide. We have strategically established sales & technical teams and warehousing to provide the best service to our customers across the globe. Our research & development team is focused on creating new technologies that improve our customer’s processes while reducing environmental impact.





For well over 40 years, our team has focused on staying ahead of industry, so that we can be responsive our customers' evolving designs, performance requirements, and environmental initiatives. As a responsible manufacturer, we are ISO 9001 & 14000 compliant, along with being a bluesign systems partner. We are driven to solve the most demanding challenges by innovating sustainable technologies like our ECOBOND sole-attaching adhesive films and our ECOBOND H2O water based biodegradable adhesives. If we do not have an existing product in our portfolio that meets your requirement, our global technical team will development a custom solution and assist with implementation.



In the late 1990s, UPACO chemists noticed customers were increasingly frustrated by the existing process of sole attachment within the footwear industry. For decades, the industry applied what was essentially a wet cement product that adhered shoe elements together. UPACO's EcoBond adhesive film reduced the traditional 10 step process down to three simple steps. No roughing. No priming. No Hazardous Chemicals. Click here for more information on our EcoBond solutions.



Bob Chang
Business Unit Manager
Direct #: 603.821.5974

Sandie Thibodeau
Customer Success - Insole Rib & Machinery
Direct #: 603.821.5950

Troy Medeiros
Market Development Manager
Direct #: 603.821.5938

Greg Haskell
Global Sales Director
Direct #: 978.850.2142

David Cassin
Customer Success - Adhesives & Films
Direct #: 603.821.6319

Weilan Peng
R&D Manager
Direct #: 603.891.8998

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