Monday, 8 January 2018

D30: the "Orange Goo" used in armor for soldiers, football players and motorcyclists

D3O specialises in impact protection and shock absorption. The company develops high performance impact protection technologies by combining advanced chemistry and specialist product design. D3O protective solutions are used by global brands in sports, electronics, motorcycle, defence and industrial workwear.

D3O uses unique patented and proprietary technologies to make rate-sensitive, soft, flexible materials with high shock absorbing properties that are used in impact protection products. Based on non-Newtonian principles, in its raw form, the material’s molecules flow freely, allowing it to be soft and flexible, but on impact, lock together to dissipate impact energy and reduce transmitted force.

Here is a great short video demonstrating the impact absorbing properties of D3O: D30 Impact resistance egg test hammering!

I have D3O armour in my Rukka & Rokker bike gear. It is light, thin and very flexible. D3O offers high levels of protection & great comfort when compared with alternative high quality bike armour. Click here to download D3O's latest copy of Impact Magazine: focused on all things two wheels!