Workplace Safety Tips

Dual Compound Rubber Soles

Dual compound rubber soles became a hot topic in the industry after the BBF Safety Group recently announced the launch of a range of dual compound rubber-soled (DCR) safety boots.

Rubber outsoles perform exceptionally well in areas of extreme heat (up to 300 degrees Celsius), highly abrasive foot conditions, as well as continued exposure to moisture, chemicals and oils.

Rubber’s higher abrasion- and cut-resistant rubber and extreme heat resilience mean that they have a direct advantage over regular Polyurethane safety footwear in a number of industries. These sectors include: surface mining, forestry, smelting, and oil and gas. Its higher heat resistance ensures that it is less susceptible to hydrolysis (the chemical breakdown of a compound due to a reaction with water), and therefore has a longer lifespan. 

Kaliber’s own safety footwear range includes a heavy-duty rubber outsole boot – the Volcano. The Volcano comes with the following features:

  • Genuine Leather Barton print upper
  • Steel toe cap – 200 Joules
  • Steel midsole to prevent sharp item penetration
  • Shock-absorbent Polyurethane/Rubber sole unit
  • Rubber out-sole heat resistant up to 300°Celsius
  • Out-sole has Heat and Cold insulation
  • Water-resistant upper
  • Oil resistant out-sole
  • Anti-slip out-sole
  • Anti-static

This safety boot is available in sizes 3 – 13, and comes with a comfort inner-sole for added comfort. To see Kaliber’s full range of comprehensive safety and security footwear, view our catalogue here.