Challenges facing the footwear industry
Most Shoes & Boots are made of leather, which requires adhesive bonding during the production process. Both leather and adhesive surfaces are prone to mold growth. Once the shoes get wet, mold can multiply.
Adhesives are needed in the manufacturing process of shoes and boots, and some chemical components need to be added to the fabrics during the production process. Some fabrics contain chemical components such as formaldehyde. Shoes are in a sealed state during production and transportation, and the smell of adhesives and fabrics is not easy to volatilize, so most new shoes will have a pungent smell.
Here are some of the challenges the footwear industry often faces:
Shoes and boots mainly use fungicides or anti-fungal agents to solve the problem of mold growth. This method can cure the symptoms but not the root cause, and it does not meet the requirements of environmental protection. The use of desiccant can fundamentally solve the problem of moisture in shoes and boots, thereby blocking mold growth conditions, and is a safe and environmentally friendly solution. The use of deodorant can absorb the volatilized formaldehyde and other harmful gases in the packaging of shoes and boots, and eliminate the pungent smell of shoes and formaldehyde hazards.