An introduction to D3O
With a whole host of new materials and technologies, D3O has created this booklet with the latest information.
Who we are D3O® is a British-based impact protection solutions company that markets a unique patented technology that is used to produce a shock absorbing material. This high performing branded material is used to provide a wide range of integrated products in the motorcycle, sport, electronics, footwear and PPE markets. We were born out of the 2006 Winter Olympics, where we provided protective-wear solutions to the US and Canadian ski teams. With no compromise on protection, we changed the protection market with a range of light-weight, flexible and breathable protectors. Today, we continue to challenge and lead the world of impact protection and shock absorption with innovative, pioneering solutions for our customers. 3 How D3O works How D3O molecules work 4 How D3O works D3O materials in their raw state flow freely when moved slowly, but on shock, lock together to absorb and disperse energy, before instantly returning to their flexible state. This unique characteristic enables enhanced protection, while providing a versatile and flexible material that can be manufactured for a host of impact protective applications. We manufacture this raw substance into practical functionality, as both a foam and non-foam material. The technology allows freedom of movement for the user with no compromise in comfort or protection. As the materialâ€™s molecules lock, D3O disperses the force of impact, drastically reducing its effect and minimising the risk of injury or equipment damage. Note: D3O does not â€œgo hardâ€?. 5 The Solutions Provider D3O is a solutions provider. We work closely with our partner brands, offering full product development service from concept to design, and prototyping to testing and certification. Brainstorm Research & agree PDA Concept design & CAD Prototyping Performance analysis Final production 6 Testing and Accreditation We carry out extensive in-house testing, enabling us to assess quality and ensure stringent standards areÂ met. The D3O test lab includes an AD Engineering drop tower and Instron tensometer. A wide selection of our components meet CE standard requirements for a variety of applications. The D3O additional tests are always validated by independent labs to warrant authorised recognition of our components. These labs also perform tests which cannot be done in-house. 7 Our materials D3O is a smart, rate sensitive material â€“ the stress vs. strain characteristics are dependent on the rate of loading. This means that the harder the impact, the greater the resistance to the force. We engineer a number of dilatant materials and, using patented technology, incorporate them into polymer structures. We offer a range of material formulations, each developed to meet the specific needs of diverse market places and product applications. We manufacture and license our unique patented materials, combining enhanced chemistry and engineering to produce high performing, shock absorbing polymers. Application Sports Footwear Motorcycle PPE Electronics Property Shock absorption Energy return Low density 8 ST Solid Comparative impact perfornace at 10J Impact test based on EN1621-1 40 Transmitted force (kN) Thickness (mm) 30 20 10 0 10 20 30 3mm Solid ST 4mm Solid ST 6mm Mesh ST Mesh Comparative impact perfornace at 10J Impact test based on EN1621-1 40 Transmitted force (kN) 30 20 10 0 ST is one of our soft, flexible and high performing material formulations. Focused on impact protection in a range of ambient temperature environments. 3mm D3O ST solid transmits 57% less force than 10mm EVA, despite being 60% thinner. Compared to 10mm EVA, 6mm D3O ST solid decreases the transmitted force by 79%. D3O Material Typical Density (kg/m3) 400-550 400-550 Typical Hardness (Shore 00) 60-75 60-75 Available thickness (mm) 3, 4, 6 4, 6 Thickness (mm) 10 20 30 20mm PE/EVA Foam 10mm HDPE Foam 20mm PE/EVA Foam 10mm HDPE Foam ST Solid ST Mesh 9 4mm Mesh ST 10mm EVA 10mm VN 6mm Solid ST 10mm EVA 10mm VN XT Solid Comparative impact perfornace at 10J Impact test based on EN1621-1 40 Transmitted force (kN) Thickness (mm) 30 20 10 0 10 20 30 20mm PE/EVA Foam 3mm Solid XT 4mm Solid XT 10mm HDPE Foam 6mm Solid XT 10mm EVA 10mm VN Mesh Comparative impact perfornace at 10J Impact test based on EN1621-1 40 Transmitted force (kN) 30 20 10 0 Thickness (mm) 10 20 30 XT is a soft, flexible material focused on impact protection in a wide range of temperature environments. 3mm D3O XT transmits 53% less force than 20mmÂ PE/EVA foam, despite being 85%Â thinner. Compared to 10mm VN foam, 6mm D3O XT solid decreases the transmitted force by 80%. D3O Material Typical Density (kg/m3) 400-600 400-600 Typical Hardness (Shore 00) 60-80 60-80 Available thickness (mm) 3, 4, 6 4, 6 20mm PE/EVA Foam 10mm HDPE Foam 4mm Mesh XT 6mm Mesh XT 10mm EVA 10mm VN XT Solid XT Mesh 10 Shock+ Solid Comparative impact perfornace at 10J Impact test based on EN1621-1 40 Transmitted force (kN) Thickness (mm) 30 20 10 0 10 20 30 3mm Solid Shock+ 4mm Solid Shock+ 6mm Mesh Shock+ Shock+ is a versatile grade of impact protection for a range of extreme temperature environments. 3mm D3O Shock+ solid transmits 61% less force than 10mm HDPE foam, despite being 60% thinner. Compared to EVA foam, 6mm Shock+ solid decreases the transmitted force by 73%. D3O Material Typical Density (kg/m3) 500-700 500-700 Typical Hardness (Shore 00) 70-85 70-85 Available thickness (mm) 3, 4, 6 4, 6 Mesh Comparative impact perfornace at 10J Impact test based on EN1621-1 40 Transmitted force (kN) 30 20 10 0 Thickness (mm) 10 20 30 Shock+ Solid Shock+ Mesh 20mm PE/EVA Foam 11 20mm PE/EVA Foam 4mm Mesh Shock+ 10mm HDPE Foam 10mm EVA 10mm VN 6mm Solid Shock+ 10mm HDPE Foam 10mm EVA 10mm VN D3O Aero Comparative impact perfornace at 10J Impact test based on EN1621-1 40 Transmitted force (kN) Thickness (mm) 30 20 10 0 10 20 30 20mm PE/EVA Foam 10mm HDPE Foam 10mm EVA 10mm VN D3O Aero We pride ourselves on our ability to produce low‑profile parts that still offer the ultimate in impact protection but also understand the market need for a lighter weight solution where weight is a key factor. D3O has developed a lightweight grade of polyurethane (PU), perfect for applications where weight is the primary material characteristic requirement. This high performing open cell PU solution lends itself to extended area coverage as it is soft and comfortable. At the same thickness, D3O Aero transmits 63% less force than vinyl nitrate and PE / EVA foam. Typical Density (kg/m3) 200-300 Typical Hardness (Shore 00) 60-75 Available thickness (mm) Application dependent 12 D3O Lite 001 Comparative impact perfornace at 10J Impact test based on EN1621-1 40 Transmitted force (kN) Thickness (mm) 30 20 10 0 10 20 30 20mm PE/EVA Foam 10mm HDPE Foam D3O Lite is our first EVA solution. Graded to enable a greater range of performance and material characteristics, D3O Lite is a cost effective, lightweight EVA which allows us to expand the integration of D3O impact protection into a wider range of applications. At the same thickness, D3O Lite transmits 44% less force than traditional EVA foams. Typical Density (kg/m3) 150-250 Typical Hardness (Shore 00) 60-75 Available thickness (mm) Application dependent 13 D3O Lite 001 10mm EVA 10mm VN D3O Decell SATRA comparison between high grade EVA and D3O Decell 40 35 EVA 30 Deceleration (g) 25 20 15 10 5 0 0 200 400 600 Decell Compression cycles (thousands) Introducing D3O Decell - our latest material developed specifically for the athletic footwear market. D3O Decell brings strain rate sensitivity to the athletic footwear market. Walk and the D3O Decell offers cushioning, remaining soft and flexible, but start running and the D3O reacts to each impact, giving the user shock absorption that traditional EVA’s can’t match. D3O Decell deceleration stays low even at high impact energies while competitor results increase rapidly. ·· D3O offers better cushioning than high grade EVA’s ·· EVA loses 27% of its performance after 1000km ·· D3O Decell loses only 4% of its performance after 1000km 14 SATRA testing of D3O Decell: Repeated compression (SATRA TM156): Designed to simulate the compressive forces experienced during normal walking. Falling mass shock absorption (SATRA TM142): Designed to simulate the impact of a heel strike for a man running. Conclusions: Not only does D3O Decell offer a lower deceleration before any compressions are applied, it maintains performance throughout the whole test (see opposite page). While competitor materials fatigue as the compressions accumulate (the polymer structure degrading with each impact), our material remains durable and high performing, losing only 4% after 500,000 hits, theÂ equivalent of 1000km. Typical Density (kg/m3) 250-350 Typical Hardness (Shore 00) 65-80 Available thickness (mm) Application dependent Intelligent midsole Cushioning on impact 15 Our technologies With a range of D3O materials now available, we have created a number of platform technology solutions aimed at disrupting the market place and providing innovation to market needs. Each D3O product technology solution can be tailored or moulded to suit the needs of the partner. We provide solutions to five very different markets. With our platform technologies, we are able to cater to the specific requirements of each customer inÂ eachÂ sector. Each technology is designed in-house and developed with protection, comfort and flexibility in mind. 16 Hooked Integration System Impact test based on EN1621-1 50 Transmitted force (kN) Diameter of only 37mm Weighs less than a gram 40 30 20 10 0 Level 1 pass Ultimate impact protection maintained The profile of the product remains the same, despite the inclusion of hooked integration system Ambient Wet Cold (-ยบ10) Example performance data based on the T5 ST Range Tighter integration into garments and no need for pockets or sewn parts D3O already manufactures streamlined, low profile, flexible parts. The inclusion of the Hooked Integration System within our range means that our parts sit even closer in the garment, combining the ultimate in impact protection with tighter, cost effective integration. 17 D3O Smart Skin Comparative impact perfornace at 10J Impact test based on EN1621-1 40 Transmitted force (kN) Thickness (mm) 30 20 10 0 10 20 30 20mm PE/EVA Foam 10mm HDPE Foam D3O Smart Skin* 10mm EVA 10mm VN The creation of D3O Smart Skin brings a new manufacturing process and integration method to the D3O range of impact protection. D3O Smart Skin is an innovative protective layer that allows even lower profile and more complex geometries than previously offered. It can be heat-bonded directly onto the surface of the garment so no need for pocketing or hook and loop systems. ·· Improved integration through heat bonding or sewing ·· Manufacturing cost savings ·· Exposed D3O components ·· Design printing on product capability ·· Abrasion resistance ·· UV resistance *D3O Aero material used 18 Low profile Complex geometries Heat bonded Anti-abrasive laminate layer Example geometries 19 Reactor Fabric Comparative impact performance Transmitted force (kN) Base fabric + foam Based on lab sample testing Base fabric + D3O Reactor Fabric Reactor Fabric is D3Oâ€™s latest market-changing material innovation that sees 1-2mm of D3O impact protection applied directly to fabric at source. Ideal for applications where ultimately low profile shock absorption is key. D3O Reactor Fabric can be applied to a broad portfolio of fabrics commonly used across a wide range of market places and still incorporates D3Oâ€™s patented technology. D3O is a disruptive technology, constantly leading the market with new and innovative solutions. D3O Reactor offers superior protection to Neoprene, despite being 60% thinner. Applying D3O Reactor to a base fabric provides a 20% improvement in impact protection compared to other foamed fabrics. 20 How it works: Process: Fabric stretched on a conveyer belt and coated with D3O. Once cured, top layer then applied. The base fabric: Choose from thousands of fabrics. D3O Reactor: Lightweight, flexible, durable impact protection using D3O technology. The laminate: Top layer customisable to offer added value: ·· Abrasion resistance ·· UV protection ·· Fire retardency, etc. Laminate D3O Reactor Base fabric 21 Our products As well as developing bespoke solutions for our partners, we also design and develop components specifically tailored forÂ ourÂ targetÂ markets. Each component is tested to the highest standards to ensure the protection of the end user. 22 T5 Evo Transmitted force (kN) The T5 EVO range of limb protectors offers great impact protection whilst remaining low profile and lightweight. They are CE certified to level 1 across ambient, wet and cold conditions and ideal for the motorcycle market. 50 40 30 20 10 0 Level 1 pass Ambient Wet Cold (-ยบ10) PART NOMINAL DIMENSIONS (mm) 143 x 227 130 x 222 140 x 185 130 x 179 NOMINAL WEIGHT (g) 109 96 95 75 Knee Elbow Shoulder Hip Knee Elbow 50 40 Transmitted force (kN) 30 20 10 0 Level 1 pass Ambient Shoulder Hip PART Wet Cold (-ยบ10) NOMINAL DIMENSIONS (mm) 143 x 227 130 x 222 140 x 185 130 x 179 NOMINAL WEIGHT (g) 84 74 74 58 Knee Elbow Shoulder Hip 23 T5 EvoPRO 50 40 Transmitted force (kN) 30 20 10 0 Level 1 pass Level 2 pass The T5 EVOPRO range of limb protectors are even more durable than the T5 EVO range, with XT offering level 2 CE certification across ambient, wet and cold conditions and ST offering level 2 CE certification in all conditions. Cold (-10ºc) PART NOMINAL DIMENSIONS (mm) 143 x 227 130 x 221 140 x 185 130 x 178 Knee Elbow Shoulder Hip Hot (40ºc) NOMINAL WEIGHT (g) 153 122 129 103 Ambient Wet Knee 50 40 Transmitted force (kN) 30 20 10 0 Elbow Level 1 pass Level 2 pass Cold (-10ºc) PART NOMINAL DIMENSIONS (mm) 143 x 227 130 x 221 140 x 185 130 x 178 Hot (40ºc) NOMINAL WEIGHT (g) 130 103 109 88 Ambient Wet Shoulder Hip Knee Elbow Shoulder Hip 24 Xergo 50 Transmitted force (kN) Developed to exceed level 2 of the new standard in all conditions, the Xergo range of limb protectors offers greater protection across extreme temperature conditions (-10ºC to +40ºC) whilst remaining flexible and breathable. 40 30 20 10 0 Level 1 pass Level 2 pass Cold (-10ºc) PART NOMINAL DIMENSIONS (mm) 137 x 252 118 x 249 167 x 218 149 x 222 Knee Elbow Shoulder Hip Hip Shoulder (left) Elbow Knee (right) 25 Hot (40ºc) NOMINAL WEIGHT (g) 217 184 190 167 Ambient Wet T6 Transmitted force Pass area EN1621-1 Our T6 range of limb protectors have a built‑in hard shell offering puncture and abrasion resistance, whilst maintaining comfort and performance. The T6 range is CE certified. Time PART NOMINAL DIMENSIONS (mm) 143 x 227 130 x 222 143 x 193 130 x 178 NOMINAL WEIGHT (g) 113 102 101 78 Knee Elbow Shoulder Hip Knee Elbow Shoulder Hip 26 Crash range The Crash Range was initially developed for the snowsports market but is now used in many applications, from mountain biking to motorcycles. Transmitted force (kN) Thickness (mm) Comparative impact perfornace at 10J Impact test based on EN1621-1 40 30 20 10 0 10 20 30 3mm Solid ST 4mm Solid ST 8 8 6 Kidney PART NOMINAL DIMENSIONS (mm) 143 x 227 130 x 221 140 x 185 NOMINAL WEIGHT (g) 153 122 129 20mm PE/EVA Foam 10mm HDPE Foam NOMINAL THICKNESS (mm) Thigh Coccyx Kidney Thigh Coccyx 27 6mm Solid ST 10mm EVA 10mm VN Viper Central 50 40 Transmitted force (kN) 30 20 10 0 We have three back protector solutions, designed with an extremely flexible and breathable geometry known as Airwave technology. Level 1 pass The Viper Central gives the user high performing (EN1621‑2 level 1) spinal coverage. Ambient Wet Cold (-º10) VIPER CENTRAL SIZE NOMINAL DIMENSIONS (mm) 137 x 339 165 x 400 170 x 433 NOMINAL WEIGHT (g) 187 262 300 TORSO LENGTH (cm) Up to 43 Up to 50 Up to 56 XS/S M/L XL/XXL NOMINAL THICKNESS (mm) 13 Viper Central 28 Viper Stealth / Pro At 11m, the Viper Stealth is a lightweight back protector that includes protection for the scapula whilst remaining low profile. It passes level 1 of the CE certification EN1621‑2. Transmitted force VIPER STEALTH At 18mm, the Viper Pro is our ultimate back protector solution and passes level 2 of the CE certification EN1621-2. Pass area Level 1 Time SIZE NOMINAL DIMENSIONS (mm) Small 242 x 366 Regular 268 x 406 Large 274 x 444 NOMINAL WEIGHT (g) 228 277 332 TORSO LENGTH (cm) Up to 43 Up to 48 Up to 53 XL 316 x 477 386 Up to 56 NOMINAL THICKNESS CERTIFICATION (mm) 11 CE Certified EN1621-2 Level 1 VIPER PRO Transmitted force Level 1 Pass area Level 2 Time SIZE Viper Stealth / Pro Small Large XL NOMINAL NOMINAL TORSO DIMENSIONS WEIGHT LENGTH (mm) (g) (cm) 241 x 365 274 x 444 316 x 477 353 431 492 611 Up to 43 Up to 48 Up to 53 Up to 56 Regular 268 x 405 NOMINAL THICKNESS CERTIFICATION (mm) 18 CE Certified EN1621-2 Level 2 29 Accessories Comparative impact perfornace at 10J Impact test based on EN1621-1 40 Transmitted force (kN) 30 20 10 0 Thickness (mm) 10 20 30 Our range of accessories includes market leading protective and shock absorbing components for the palm, knuckle, forefoot and heel. Metatarsal components offer great protection and performance characteristics in extreme temperatures, and are popular in footwear within the defence, workwear and sports markets. 3mm Solid XT 4mm Solid XT MET GUARDS SPECIFIC: 50 20mm PE/EVA Foam 10mm HDPE Foam 6mm Solid XT 10mm EVA 10mm VN Knuckle Palm 40 Clearance (mm) 30 20 10 0 Forefoot (right) Boot with integrated D3O Met guard Heel (left) SIZE NOMINAL NOMINAL NOMINAL DIMENSIONS WEIGHT THICKNESS (mm) (g) (mm) 128 x 104 134 x 108 152 x 123 122 x 89 134 x 98 144 x 106 138 x 121 138 x 121 52 56 74 37 44 52 73 73 10 10 10 10 10 10 13 13 STANDARD Small Regular Large F16 Small Regular Large Left Right Pre-curved met guard Standard met guard PRE-CURVED F16 met guard Please visit www.D3O.com for further information on our product ranges 30 D3O in a nutshell D3O: The Company Internal design team On-site sampling & prototyping capabilities In-house testing facilities Value adding marketing support D3O: The Materials Patented technology High performance shock absorption Trusted protection Maximum flexibility Extremely comfortable Tested to the highest standards 31 D3O Communications D3O is now the ‘secret ingredient’ technology found in many of the world’s leading sports brands. We are building a growing group of brand advocates across the sports world including elite athletes, engineers, leading brands and end users. Join us and Make An Impact. D3O Demo kit 32 D3O App, available on iOS and Android. Visit our website: www.D3O.com Join our community: 33 Testimonials “If people want to know about the quality of your armour tell them that they saved me when a giant truck ran over me... My arms, shoulders, and spine, all protected with your armor... uninjured, no bone breaks, no spine injury. It worked great. Thanks!” Rider in modified Triumph gear “If you’re thinking of investing in protective gear but think it’s too heavy or doesn’t look cool, think again. Today, lots of brands make lightweight, minimalist protection. That’s where D3O comes in.” Youri Barneoud, Onboard Magazine “Icon’s goal is to bring the very best of materials and construction to our products and D3O is an integral part of this process. The low profile of D3O armor and it’s industry leading protective properties allow us to provide our customers with apparel that is built to take a hit, but doesn’t interfere with mobility and movement - two very important things when piloting a motorcycle through the urban wasteland.” Icon “Thanks to the minimalist approach, it’s one of the best-fitting back protectors we’ve ever had the pleasure of riding in – ideal for races where a back protector is compulsory.” Mountain Bike UK D3O is cool, edgy and fun, but behind the day-glo orange exterior lies a product – and a company – with a serious grasp on technology, marketing and partnerships that is steadily turning into a global brand. Mike Peake 34 PPE Electronics Footwear Motorcycle Sports Our partners 35 Contact us: Sales: +44 1273 425 450 firstname.lastname@example.org Marketing: +44 1273 425 470 email@example.com Press: +44 1273 425 459 firstname.lastname@example.org www.D3O.com