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1. (WO2001003535) SHOE INSOLE, SHOE INSOLE MATERIAL AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/003535    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2000/002462
Publication Date: Fri Jan 19 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Wed Jun 28 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: A43B 13/04
A43B 13/38
D04H 13/00
Applicants: TEXON UK LIMITED
TEXON MATERIALES, S.L.
JOHNSON, Susan, Gwynneth
Inventors: JOHNSON, Susan, Gwynneth
Title: SHOE INSOLE, SHOE INSOLE MATERIAL AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME
Abstract:
A shoe insole suitable for use in making shoes by the Strobel method comprises a non-woven bonded fibre fabric in which at least 60 % by weight of the insole is polypropylene and the remainder is a polyolefin bonding agent of lower melting point than the polypropylene. A method of making this insole comprises procuring a non-woven fibre web in which at least 5 % by weight of the web is provided by fibres which comprise a bonding agent of lower melting point than polypropylene and the remainder of the fibres comprise polypropylene attaching the web to a polypropylene scrim by needling and subjecting the web the heat whereby to melt the bonding agent thus to bond adjacent polypropylene fibres to one other and thereby form said non-woven bonded fibre fabric.