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TitleInnovative protective insoles for safety footwear: a balance between protection and comfort
Author(s)Ferreira, C. S.
Abreu, Maria José
Issue date2015
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Abstract(s)The use of adequate protective footwear and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)has become a necessity in view of the number of accidents at work occurred in the past years. This paper presents a project developed at University of Minho which main goal was the improvementof the existent inserts in terms of comfort. A detailed analysis of the penetration resistant inserts availablein the market was made. Chemical, metrological and destructive tests were performed to the normally usedmaterials allowing us to obtain the necessary information about the inserts and select new materials to beapplied in this component. The comfort properties (air permeability, mass per unit of area and frictionalproperties) of the selected materials were tested and compared with the aramid based materials propertiesto see if the replacement of aramid for any of these materials is profitable in terms of comfort.
TypeConference paper
AccessOpen access
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