Research and Development

Panter Science

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Panter strives to improve its competitiveness and product quality at the same time as positivelyinfluencing productivity of users and clients.

That is why we consider Research and Development (R&D and innovation) to be such a key area for our investments.

Our main concern in offering a quality product is to continue researching and developing new ideas and knowledge that arise from specific needs posed by companies or by society at large and to which we provide solutions.

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Panter, a leading company in the field of footwear for professional use, obtained the first CE CERTIFICATE for safety footwear issued in Spain (European Standard EN 345) in 1994 for its SILEX style. This was a milestone that raised safety quality from which we all benefit.

Currently, all of our footwear complies with the most demanding Safety and Quality European standards. Our footwear has been tested by institutional laboratories such as the prestigious INESCOP, the Biomechanical Institute of Valencia and SATRA in the UK.

The laboratory is key in the development of our shoes intervening from the biomechanical design phase to the ergonomic test phase, through the tests of flexibility, electrical resistance, energy absorption, impact resistance, thermal insulation, flexion, etc.

Ergonomic

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The 1st Functional Study on Footwear Comfort and Ergonomics, carried out by PANTER in collaboration with INESCOP, is one of the most important elements that have allowed us to take the last step ahead and and have users’ comfort  as our main focus. Panter has developed and patented an exclusive ergonomic last, result of this cooperation. This last, incorporated in our footwear, maximizes users’ comfort by reducing plantar pressures, and notably diminishes fatigue and muscle pain.

OPTIMAL RESULTS FOR WORKS

IN STATIC AND DYNAMIC 

IN COMFORT AND SAFETY

 

REPORT Nº I-13070356 FROM INESCOP

 

Studied features:

  • Stability
  • Comfort
  • Efficiency

Biomechanical tests:

  • Kinematic
  • Dynamic
  • Muscular Activity:
    • Whilst stationary.
    • Whilst walking.
  • Sole-pressure

Biomechanical tested performed:

  • Reduction of plantar pressures
  • Improved termal insulation
  • Reduced fatigue and risk of injuries
  • Reduction of lumbar pain

Achievements:

  • During the walk, it ofers a high comfort feeling, due to a uniform distribution over the sole-impact.
  • Excellent absorption of energy, no compromise stability for the final user.
  • Dynamic stability: a significant reduction over the sole-pressure.
  • Static stability with one foot. To 97/99% a high muscular activity can be observed, this leads to less fatigue and risk of injuries.
  • A better isolation.
  • Excellent distribution about the sole-pressure.

Oxígeno

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THE WATERPROOF AND BREATHABLE REVOLUTION IS HERE WITH THE NEW PANTER OXÍGENO LINE

PANTER has designed a new highly technologically advanced system as a  result of its continuous research effort and the commitment placed on R&D and innovation. This result has been titled PANTER OXÍGENO and is an important advance towards user comfort. The importance of this new system, endorsed by INESCOP, lies in its evolutionary waterproofing and breathable mechanism integrated into the outsole so that the shoe transpires through the front part (as research shows that most sweat accumulates under the metatarsus) and provides effective ventilation.

PANTER OXÍGENO evacuates sweat and regulates the internal temperature of the foot via ventilation through the outsole, ensuring excellent breathability and waterproofing.

The PANTER OXÍGENO line was made possible owing to the company's most up-to-date manufacturing process that comprises automated polyurethane and thermoplastic polyurethane (PU + TPU) injection machinery. This enables binding by injection of the new membrane compound integrated into the outsoles of safety footwear ensuring ultra durability. 

The new PANTER OXÍGENO line was designed to be free of metal components and, in addition to being waterproof and breathable, the design of the safety footwear also offers unmatched protection and comfort as a result of a very detailed understanding of the outsole:

  • Extra-large holes providing high ventilation
  • Waterproofing and Breathable mechanism integrated into the outsole 
  • Special ribbing that facilitates flexion
  • Ergonomic last that does not limit the toes mobility
  • Patented system
  • Anti-twist design
  • Polyurethane + thermoplastic polyurethane (PU+TPU) sole that is abrasion and wear resistant
  • Anti-slip tread
  • Shock-absorber area

 

By combining these components, we have created the most ventilated and breathable, but also the safest and most comfortable footwear on the market. In addition to the excellence of its components:

  • Plastic toe cap resistant to impacts of up to 200 joules (highest certification). Very light, comfortable, ergonomic and insulating against electricty. Provides an authentic barrier effectively protecting  the toes against impacts without restricting them. It recovers its shape after the impact owing to its elastic memory.
  • Non-metallic anti-perforation fabric insole, extraordinarily flexible and light, facilitates movement and flexibility at all times, moulding itself to the natural shape of the foot without rigidity. Manufactured with special extraordinarily puncture-resistant fibers, protecting the foot from possible harm from sharp objects.

The market's demand for more breathable footwear has led PANTER to investigate into ways of successfully applying this new technology, which supposes a revolution in the world of safety footwear with the user as the main beneficiary.

BioBACTER

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Aware of the risks of intoxication to which professionals in the HORECA, food and health sector are exposed to, Panter has developed BioBacter, an advanced anti-bacterial treatment that does not only stop the bacteria growth, but also removes 99% of them. It is effective against more than 50 types of bacteria such as: Campylobacter, Legionella,  E. coli, MRSA, Listeria, Salmonella, etc.

Panter has applied this anti-bacterial treatment to some of its styles in its wide range of labor footwear destined to the food and health industry. As a result, Panter has become the first Spanish company to apply an anti-bacterial solution to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Due to its inorganic nature, the treatment effect persists during the usable life of the footwear, unlike many other organic anti-bacterial technologies. Certified in compliance with Standard ISO 22196:2011 for anti-bacterial treated products, it has been tested by the Industrial Microbiological Services LTD  (IMSL); the only authorized European laboratory on this subject.

According to FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), food-transmitted diseases caused by  contaminated food constitute the biggest global health risks. In the last years, the number of infections and intoxications have greatly increased due to the proliferation of bacteria in labor environments. These, have affected both the health of workers and customers alike, and consequently, a company’s productive and commercial activity and image.  Cases such as: Campylobacter, Legionella, E. Coli, MRSA, or Listeria and Salmonella, have caused millions of intoxications, countless hospitalizations and high costs related to medical expenses and hours of work.

Hidrogrip

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Panter Hidrogrip sole, produced from the latest highly light and flexible polymeric material, provides safety footwear extraordinary comfort and performance. Furthermore, its special ribbing design prevents the accumulation of dirt and its effective micro-vacuums provide unique anti-slip properties. Moreover, it incorporates an energy absorbing system in the heel area and offers high resistance against hydrolysis, abrasion and hazardous substances such as: oils and hydrocarbons and ultraviolet rays, thus preventing the sole from yellowing.

Panter has developed new styles based on its Hidropgrip sole, widening its range of safety footwear destined to the health, food, laboratories and sanitary sectors: ZagrosLúpuloMerlot and Brisa. All while taking into account the needs of professionals working in these sectors; footwear with the latest designs and materials to provide protection and comfort.

Optimal Sole

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As a result of a constant investment in R & D PANTER has revolutionized the market with its new Optimal Sole technology, reaffirming itself as the one of the most comfortable professional footwear brand on the market. When applied to all its shoes, Optimal Sole requires remarkable weight reduction, while taking advantage of the cushioning in the initial step to push the next step, thanks to the development of a new generation of polyurethane.

Optimal Sole transforms the kinetic energy of each step into impulse for the next, ensuring:

  • Optimal distribution of plantar pressures
  • Decrease of muscle fatigue
  • Reduction of possible back pain
  • Lower risk of injury

Getting a super flexible and ultra-light sole, that provides incredible cushioning and stability.

BayFlex

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MULTIPLIES SAFETY ON ANY SURFACE

Maximum anti-slip coefficient. SRC certified.

New polyurethane + thermoplastic polyurethane compound (PU+TPU) that improves grip, traction, cushioning and flexibility.

Revolutionary system that absorbs the foot shock forces during gait in order to apply the remaining kinetic energy to take the next step.

Made by PANTER with BayFlex® Polyurethane for footwear application.

Flow

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THE 1ST PNEUMATIC HEALTHY SOLE

The  innovative design of our latest sole, Panter Flow, gives a sport and casual look to our line of products Skyline. Its technology is based on a pneumatic sole; hollow in the inside and supported by a system of vertical pillars which enhance cushioning; achieving  30% reduced  plantar pressures, which translates into a decreased risk of muscle injuries.

Moreover, the main achievements of this sole comprise: 55% reduction of shock forces on articulations, 30% reduced plantar pressures, and 24% reduced low-back muscle activity. The sole does not only redistribute  plantar pressures and shock forces, but also reduces muscle activity and fatigue. Moreover, thanks to its internal hollow structure, it converts air into a perfectly functional layer that provides thermal insulation from 31% to 52% cold insulation.

TriTec

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MAXIMUM COMFORT VISCOELASTIC INSOLE

  1. Activated carbon that keeps the feet dry
  2. Viscoelastic fabric that powers the next step
  3. Shock absorber that softens the impacts
  4. Perspiration transfer layer
  5. Highly abrasion resistant fabric

DRY

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ABSORPTION TECHNOLOGY

Technology of Dampness Absorption and Elimination. Especially designed for users who suffer from excessive sweating.

Good-bye sweating, good-bye odours!

  • Maximum sweat absorption.
  • High durability.
  • Removal of bad odours.
  • Comfort
  • Antibacterial.
  • Antistatic.

SympaTex

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BREATHABLE AND WATERPROOF MEMBRANE

  • 120% more breathable
  • 250% more sweating absorbent
  • Dry feet for a longer time