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.PRODUCTS
We have been custom compounding, reacting, and extruding products for every operation of footwear and allied trade manufacturing for over 40 years. Our service technicians, backed by a fully staffed R&D and testing laboratory, are knowledgeable in the most up-to-date systems and manufacturing processes. They are available world-wide to work with customers to solve problems and introduce innovative new concepts.
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. Click here to learn more on how Worthen created a solution with EcoBond®. In other news, we have just acquired Henkel’s footwear business in Mexico! Click here to learn more this acquisition.
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