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At Bestol all of our team members are trained to have a quality first approach. This includes:
At Bestol, communication is a key pillar of our culture – Between our various teams we ensure that there is a lot of face to face contact and knowledge sharing across disciplines. This allows us to easily identify the most effective processes and methods for each of our clients and also means that our team enjoy working together.
We ensure the development and manufacturing of our products is conducted using non-toxic materials, for the benefit and health of our employees and the environment.
At Bestol, we believe and practice fair labor practices and responsible manufacturing. In addition to our compliance with local Chinese labor laws, we are also compliant with SEDEX, the ethical and sustainable supply chain initiative.
Beyond engineering and design support, our engineers ensure that all products are Designed-For-Manufacturability (DFM). Production engineers consult with designers early in the design phase to ensure feasibility and cost optimization.
Our teams work to balance innovation, cost, delivery, and quality requirements. This integrated approach allows Bestol to quickly transition ideas into prototypes, and then into production. Continuous materials and product innovation is a strategic imperative at Bestol.
To this end, we leverage partnerships with BASF, D30, Rogers Corporation, Eastman, and Sinopec to bring innovation and expertise to the footcare market. We deliver the maximum value to our clients and their customers.
Bringing together expertise in design, manufacture and application of footcare products, delivering the maximum value to the market’s needs.
We use our extensive experience in elastomers, foam and plastic materials and diverse manufacturing processes to optimize designs.
FATES high performance, renewable foam relies on sustainably sourced carbon materials that are synthesized from plant-based biomass. FATES is a high-performance, sustainable foam without the negative environmental impacts of traditional polyurethane, which relies on petrochemicals.
FATES has been GreenCircle certified up to 74% renewable material. Everything in FATES supply chain was assessed to the strictest sustainability criteria. With 74% bio-content, we directly reduce the carbon footprint by up to 400%. All this, while exceeding the quality and performance of standard polyurethanes. As for performance, compared to standard polyurethane foam, FATES demonstrates a significant improvement in strength and elongation. With its increased resiliency and durability, FATES products last longer than traditional foams and therefore do not need to be replaced as often, translating to less waste. In addition, FATES also has a lower density than standard polyurethanes, resulting greater efficiency and sustainability benefits. When it does come time for disposal, its new carbon materials are easily recycled back to the earth through composting, unlike polyurethane foams that usually end up as landfill. Where possible, Bestol cooperates with Evoco, Canada-based developer and manufacturer or FATES, to utilize their innovative, sustainable foam for our insoles and footwear.
REPREVE is the world’s number one brand of recycled performance fiber. Their high-quality fibers are made from 100% recycled materials, including post-consumer plastic bottles and pre-consumer waste. They are also certified and traceable.The REPREVE brand was created to foster a sustainable world by diverting plastic bottles—billions of them—from landfills and oceans. They also collect and reuse industrial waste, starting with their own. Compared to virgin fiber, REPREVE helps to offset the use of petroleum, emitting fewer greenhouse gases and conserving water and energy in the process.REPREVE transforms recycled bottles into an amazing fiber, used by the world’s leading brands to make athletic and fashion apparel and more. Their process embeds properties like wicking, adaptive warming and cooling, water repellency, and more at the fiber level. For reliable, durable quality.
Cotton is a natural fiber which is renewable and biodegradable, and could be considered Vegan. Organic cotton means cotton that is grown without using harmful chemicals, pesticides and fertilizers. Per product and client requirements, Bestol avails Organic Cotton harvested through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing. This ensures we, and you, are investing in cleaner air, better soil, and the conservation or water.Organic cotton is natural and hypoallergenic, making it an excellent choice for textiles and sportwear. It is also strong and resilient which makes it appealing for footwear and sportswear, and other applications that require durable fabrics. It is also breathable, wicking moisture from the skin, making it an attractive top cover material for insoles.
Neoprene™ is a synthetic rubber, sometimes referred to as polychloroprene or CR (chloroprene rubber). The trade name Neoprene ™ was coined by DuPont when they developed the polymer in the 1930s. It’s now the most recognizable term in many industries. Neoprene™ rubber is a stable, multipurpose product that provides protection in a wide variety of sports, environmental and industrial applications. Neoprene™ rubber can withstand significant physical stress, exhibits very good mechanical strength and is moisture and weather resistant – making it the polymer of choice for wetsuits and diving gear. It’s also an ideal material for sports, recovery, support and industrial applications exposed to moisture, sunlight, ozone, oxidation, rain and snow. Neoprene™ rubber is also abrasion resistant, which makes it a great choice for sand and dust protection. Work with Bestol and see how our neoprene rubber compounds can be used to create the quality neoprene dip-molded, sewn or laminated products you need – our project managers and engineers are there to guide you through the whole process.
Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) are the premier choice of soft, elastic materials due to their robust properties, appealing costs and versatility. They can endure considerable stretching while still maintaining their structural integrity; and are true thermoplastics that do not require vulcanization. On the hardness spectrum, they can range from quite rigid to soft, tactile and gel-like.Thermoplastic elastomers are ubiquitous and can be seen in action all around us. This versatile polymer is ideal for many applications and can be customized for your manufacturing needs. TPEs are resilient yet soft to the touch and are a commonly chosen polymer for grippy plastics like those found in sports and exercise equipment. And like plastic, TPEs can be colored, making them applicable to a range of products from toys to medical equipment, and indeed footwear and foot care.The softness of TPE’s can make it difficult to properly bond them to harder materials via over-molding. Fortunately, Bestol are experts at over-molding, and can produce complex parts for diverse industries and applications using these versatile materials. We have the skills and experience to achieve the tight tolerances over-molded products require, regardless of complexity.
Rogers Corporation PORON® Foams have excellent compression-set resistance and high resilience and offer a broad range of design advantages for those engineers who are involved in foot wear and foot care design. Poron® Foams are available in a variety of thicknesses and formulation combinations for added design freedom. A perfect material for insoles & orthotics, footwear and sports applications, PORON® Foams are a superior choice performance, comfort and shock absorption. PORON® Foams benefits include:
Since 2003, we’ve designed hundreds of custom products. Our experienced engineering team provides expert design, verification, and prototype development. Bestol’s engineers serve as an extension of your engineering team, offering design support, prototyping, all the way to zero production.
Our design engineers select the best technologies and materials and design a solution to suit your requirements. We use our extensive experience in elastomers, foam and plastic materials and diverse manufacturing processes to optimize designs.In addition to providing engineering and design support, our engineers also ensure that all products are Designed-For-Manufacturability (DFM).
Production/manufacturing engineers consult with designers early in the design phase to ensure feasibility, and cost optimization. Our team works to balance requirements with innovation, cost, delivery, and quality requirements. This team approach allows Bestol to quickly transition ideas into prototypes, and then into production.
Bestol’s manufacturing facility registered to ISO 9000:2011 quality management system standards.
Our Quality team works very closely with our engineering and manufacturing teams to achieve precise control and manufacturing limits to meet our customer’s requirements. By involving our quality team very early in the AQL process, customer satisfaction is achieved and maintained at a very high service level.
Final Audits, Internal Audits, and 3rd party Audits are conducted by our associates to continually monitor and improve our process.
Producing parts using compression molding can be a reliable and cost effective for many products, including footwear. The more parts you are able to produce per cycle, the lower the cost.. Compression molding is ideal for parts that require low to moderate hardness. Bestol leverages both hot and cold compression molding capabilities, and these processes enable us take sheet foams, like EVA, VBR, TPE and open cell Urethane Foam and generate contours using heat and pressure.
With our compression molding technologies we are able mold both open and closed celled materials, delivering an expansive range part designs with varying degrees of complexity and detail. For 20 years now, Bestol has developed extensive expertise in thermoforming materials into a wide variety of shapes and finishes to create light weight, high performance products and components for a wide range of applications across foot care, medical and sporting goods. With the skills and equipment to thermo form many plastic and foam materials, we have devised ways to create products that have distinct benefits, superior performance and attractive costs.
Polyurethanes are materials which offer a dynamic properties which can be tailored to a wide range of applications, including foot wear and cushioning products. Casted polyurethanes make ideal materials for cushioning and footwear due to their excellent physical properties like cushioning, flexibility, abrasion, durability and low density, and other elements that cause traditional parts to wear prematurely and eventually fail. Urethane insoles can be engineered with a variety of materials and material densities, including gel sections, and combined or laminated with other foams or fabrics.. Bestol works closely with our partners and design teams to develop innovative solutions for every client and product opportunity. Our engineering and development team has deep, extensive experience with a wide range o of proven polyurethane materials and the ability to formulate compounds to meet the specific needs of our customer’s projects, including:
• Co-molded configurations with foams and elastomers (gel)
• Multi-color, multi-density foams and elastomers
• Complex constructions including rigid parts and elastomeric (gel) laminates
• Integration with technical components (i.e. motors and electrical assemblies)
Choosing the correct materials is often the FIRST STEP in meeting a product development challenge. So rely on Bestol – and benefit from our close relationships with the world’s leading material suppliers. We’ll act as an extension of your R&D, engineering and manufacturing teams to keep you abreast of the latest innovations and identify the best materials for your product needs. And if right material doesn’t exist, which happens when you’re developing innovative products, we’ll work with you to create it.
With two decades of experience and an extensive library of high-performance materials, Bestol has deep knowledge of various foam, gel, resin and other material manufacturing technologies. In addition to the many and diverse types of products that we develop for the market at large, Bestol provides turn-key, custom-developed solutions for clients with complex product and performance requirements.
Bestol brings the expertise and technology to help shape your ideas into innovative foot care and footwear products.
Our capabilities include molding and customizing a wide variety of foams, elastomers and resins, including:
Founded in 2003, Bestol is a product development and manufacturing company with a focus on foot care, sporting, and medical devices.
Headquartered in Beijing, China and led by International management and development teams, Bestol maintains product development center in Shenzhen and Ho Chi Minh, and manufacturing facilities Dongguan and Hanoi.
We offer a full service from product collaboration and conception to innovation and engineering, tool design, prototyping, tool manufacture, tool trial, parts printing and assembly, and packaging.
Bestol uses the latest technologies endeavoring to keep production cycles and production inefficiencies to a minimum, helping to achieve highly competitive pricing.
Our manufacturing facilities offer diverse processes including cast urethane, urethane elastomer injection, foam extrusion, plastic injection molding, clean room manufacturing facilities, as well as diverse packaging capabilities.
Our quality department is accredited with ISO 9001:2008 certification and we have experience working within diverse quality systems.
Since 2003, our business has grown to become one of the most trusted manufacturing partners for designers and manufacturers in many industries, including foot care, footwear, medical sporting goods and more..
Quality Control is the last line of Bestol’s business, and the front line of yours. To that end, Bestol China and Vietnam are accredited ISO 9001:2008 certified facilities, and our commitment to quality, efficiency and improvement ensures that our clients never have to compromise.
From the start of any project, we work closely with our customers to ensure that well-conceived quality assurance standards, state-of-the-art testing equipment and our trained technicians are in place so our customers can count on leading quality products.
Innovative design can be the difference between a product that gets to market and one that moves the market. Our experience in the industry and design and engineering delivers innovation and cost efficiencies and enables you to launch products that truly differentiate.
At Bestol, we put our customers’ needs at the center of everything that we do. We work tirelessly to add great value for our clients, becoming a trusted, indispensable partner.
In practice, we work closely with our clients to explore technology, concepts and variations, helping to evaluate feasibility, costs and benefits so that you can arrive at the optimum direction for your business and consumers.
CLEANSPORT NXT is a pro-biotic technology that provides a method of odor control within athletic products and footwear. Beneficial microbes, which are found all around us and are naturally occurring, and bonded to the surface of the fabric. This innovative process of applying live micro-organisms to fibers, results in natural, non-toxic health benefits to consumers and the environment.Think of CLEANSPORT NXT as probiotics for your feet. This unique additive brings a natural odor control process to footwear for the first time.Through extensive research and testing, CLEANSPORT NXT selected naturally occurring microbes that are effective eaters of sweat and its unpleasant by-product: odor. When introduced to sweat in a shoe environment, these microbes immediately go to work to produce a fresh smell, ultimately leaving behind only odorless water and carbon dioxide.As important as these microbes are to creating a fresh environment, without CLEANSPORT NXT’s patented process for attaching microbes to fabric, the results would be far less dramatic. By attaching and bonding up to 100,000,000 microbes per square inch of fabric, the surface finish starts to take effect immediately on contact, creating beneficial enzymes that devour and digest sweat.Surface treatment is done immediately after fabric production. It is fast, inexpensive and as beneficial to your customers as it is to the planet.Where the product or market demands, Bestol cooperates with CLEANSPORT NXT to apply their innovative, natural antimicrobial to our materials and products.
Linen is an environmentally friendly material that grows naturally without pesticides, fertilizer or irrigation.Grown from flax plants, linen requires little water, and is biodegradable. It’s durable, resilient, and actually gets softer over time. Stronger than cotton, Linen absorbs moisture without retaining bacteria, making it an excellent anti-microbial material option. Linen is breathable, keeping you warm in cool weather and cool in warm weather.Linen, because of its strength, breathability and sustainability makes it appealing for many applications, including certain sportswear and activewear.
Recognized by its unique qualities, texture and aesthetics, Cork is an excellent, sustainable alternative to leather, foam and plastics. It is natural, renewable, biodegradable and recyclable, and 100% environmentally friendly.Cork is naturally harvested from the bark of the cork oak tree. Its layered, cell-like structure renders it highly elastic, allowing it to endure significant forces and dissipate energy, without losing its flexibility. This makes it an intriguing material for cushioning and performance products.Cork has a natural resistance to moisture and together with its lightweight, wear-resistance and capacity to disperse energy, is a perfect choice for certain insoles, orthotics and shoes.
Wool is the world’s natural, technical fiber and is renewable, biodegradable, recyclable and can be produced organically. Wool is naturally antimicrobial, breathable and an excellent insulator. It has a natural water resistance and wicking quality which makes it attractive for sportswear and performance applications.While wool is a wonderful, natural material, producing wool is a resource-intensive job. It requires vast amounts of land for grazing sheep, water to clean the fiber, chemicals to treat it and dyes to color the finished product. Where possible, Bestol uses recycled wool to extend the lifespan of fiber that has already been produced. This allows us to offer fabrics with the excellent properties of virgin wool at a fraction of the environmental cost.
EVA Foam Ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA) is one of the most common materials used in the manufacturer of foot beds due it’s light weight, and cost-effectiveness. EVA is soft, light, flexible, and easily moldable and one of the most cost effective, best shock absorption materials available today.
It’s ideal for many footwear, foot care applications and sports performance applications. EVA is considered ecologically “friendly” as it doesn’t require chlorine in it’s manufacture, and can be readily recycled into other products. Bestol manufactures with an extensive range of EVA foam composites, and we look forward to helping you on your next molded foam project.
D3O technology is currently used worldwide by leading sportswear, electronics, and industrial brands to enhance performance and protection qualities. D3O is a patented technology that delivers rate-sensitive, soft, flexible materials with high shock absorbing properties ideal for performance and impact protection products. Founded on non-Newtonian principles, their molecular structure enables the material to lock on impact, dissipating the resulting force and consequently reducing the risk of injury. When it comes to sportswear, footwear and foot care, D3O is a pioneer in the development of shock absorbing ‘smart materials’ that deliver maximum protection while retaining optimal flexibility, with no compromise on comfort.
Polyurethane elastomers (PU) are part of the polyurethane group and are formed by combining hard (isocyanate) and elastic (polyol) parts, and changing these selections creates the superior qualities of the polyurethane elastomers. Urethane elastomers are strong and durable and are best suited for applications where flexibility, elasticity, and abrasion resistance are important.Urethane Elastomers are cross-linked systems with high elasticity and tensile strength that allow them to maintain their shape when stretched. They can be formulated to be highly resilient, returning most of the energy back to the source or to be very dissipative, converting most of the impact energy into heat. This raises the temperature of the urethane part, and making urethane gel a good thermal insulator.
This fluid-like property and energy dissipation makes for excellent cushioning, which makes urethane elastomers ideal for applications like footwear, foot care, sports protection and vibration dampening.
Our elastomer material capabilities, state-of-the-art equipment and capable engineering team ensures, precision and quality and reliability in delivering innovative products for our customers.