Robinson Brothers provides chemical components that are utilised by some of the world's largest companies. Designs featuring our technology can be found in high street stores and running tracks across the globe.

Historical records show the first Olympic Games were held in 776 BC and there is even evidence of competitive running dating back to 1829 BC. However, the popularity of sports as a form of exercise and hobby has increased significantly in recent years. This has led to drastic developments in the design of the running shoe, with those partaking in the sport constantly seeking improvements that will help to reduce injuries or improve their performance.

Manufacturers now take into account the movement and anatomy of the foot while running and seek to produce an end product that combines comfort, style and speed. It has become a key priority for leisure and sportswear manufacturers to ensure their products are as 'green' as possible, limiting their impact on the environment by ensuring that as much as possible can safely be recycled.

Robac AS100 rubber accelerator is utilised during the vulcanisation of the rubber for the soles used on running shoes and because it produces clean vulcanisation and does not leave behind any residues, it is considered to be much more environmentally friendly than previous alternatives. Robac AS100 complies with the BS EN 71:2016 Safety of Toys Standard and BS EN 12868:2017 Child Use and Care Articles Standard for N-Nitrosamines and N-Nitrosatable substances. 

Robac Technology rubber accelerators are used in a wide variety of rubber components from running shoes to bicycle tyres. Click here to find out more.