Industrie Chimiche Forestali: Research at the service of design and industrializationIndustrie Chimiche Forestali, which has always paid attention to the needs of designers, focuses its research on the study of materials for toe puffs and counters able to guarantee the characteristics that the shoe will have to meet.
Workability, shape retention, resilience, elasticity, and guarantee of harmonic lines are elements that guide Forestali’s design engineers in the creation of new products and to the continuous improvement of existing lines.
Through next-generation laboratory equipment and state-of-the-art manufacturing plants, a series of fabrics for toe puffs and one of fabrics for counters have been developed and introduced into the market; they offer transformers, assemblers and footwear factories the certainty of maintaining the line, fashion and the designers’ creative fantasy.
Lerici toe puffs series
A material suitable to be used as a semi-rigid support located on the toe, between the upper and the lining, and modelled on the last during the upper’s lasting stage.
The special construction of the pure cotton fabric matrix determines a great extensibility and workability during lasting also at low temperatures.
The non-thermo-adhesive version is recommended in case thin and delicate leathers are used, like, for example, kidskin or laminates in general.
Perfect shape retention, elasticity and great resilience complete the qualities of this new series of fabrics for toe puffs.
Monviso counters series
A material suitable to be used as a support that is inserted between the lining and the rear part of the upper, on the heel, in order to stiffen it. In this case too, the typical construction of the pure cotton fabric matrix determines great extensibility and workability during lasting even at low temperatures.
The series is proposed as thermo-adhesive on both sides (LL type), and the special PU used as coating has a reactivation temperature that ranges between 70° C and 100° C.
During the lasting stage, the great extensibility of the material enables to perfectly embrace the shape, preserving constant elasticity and resilience in every point, including the curvature area on the heel.
The shape retention is excellent. The Monviso series can be used on all types of footwear, but it is particularly suitable for the lasting of fine men’s and women’s shoes.
All the materials used by Industrie Chimiche Forestali comply with the latest REACH Compliance regulations in terms of prohibited substances.