Material lexicon

See: Thermoplastic granulates
Made of 85% polyurethane, this is an extremely elastic material that is used, for example, for cuffs. Elastane stretches by 480-700%. It is best known as Lycra.
Ethylene vinyl acetate
A very lightweight plastic, used in shoes as a material for midsoles. Pressure-foamed EVA is not only light, but also has very good impact absorption properties. Also used in some for kidney belts.
See: Ethylene vinyl acetate