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On track of the best

A true story from railway to footwear


YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WITHIN ...

VIBRATION DAMPING FOR BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION For many years BPI has been further developing vibration damping materials and sound protection for several industries, and the unique, own produced VibraFlex® has long set new standards for various fields of applications. Thus areas such as building, railway, machinery and HVAC, a.o. have experienced the positive effect of VibraFlex® as the material has proven to be an excellent choice for applications with extensive dynamic compressions. One of the late projects was a - partly demolition and partly renovation - of one of the colleges of the University of London. The building accommodates approximately 1,200 beds in a seven-story structure, and the immediate proximity of the location to the underground rail line places considerable demands for vibration damping. The architects and engineers found BPIs VibraFlex® ideal to use under the difficult conditions and the more than 50-centimetre thick concrete foundation. ’CARTWRIGHT GARDENS’ LONDON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE - BLOOMSBURY


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Together with Huntsman - one of the worlds biggest manufactorer and marketeer of differentiated PU-chemicals - we developed a complete new high resilient foam which, besides a very good energy absorption, also has an extraordinary rebound effect.

System

Rebound

Polyether system

19%

Polyester system

24%

Low resilient foam

15%

Ultra resilient foam

55%

VibraFlexÂŽ


FROM ONE INDUSTRY ...

So we started asking ourselves ... Could this material be used in other areas with a certain need for vibration damping during the most demanding environmental conditions?


... TO ANOTHER

We asked experts like NIKE and ECCO

What do you consider the most important features and value propositions? Here is what we learned: CUSTOMERS • COMFORT • SHOCK ABSORPTION • ENERGY RETURN • DURABILITY • DESIGN FREEDOM • INSTANT RECOVERY • TEMPERATURE NEUTRAL - HIGH/LOW • FOOT SUPPORT • LIGHT WEIGHT

MANUFACTURERS • QUALITY • CAPACITY • SUPPLY ABILITY • PRICE • LEAD TIME • DESIGN FLEXIBILITY


TOTAL PROTECTION AND COMFORT

After several tests and considerations we found that VibraFlexÂŽ was ideal for 3 different areas: 1. 2. 3.

Component as midsole insert/cushion - embedded in heal, midsole and/or in forefoot Insole - full or part application Protection as metatarsal or ancle protection


SO HERE WE ARE AT THE INTRODUCTION TO ...

WHEN YOUR FEET FEEL GOOD - YOUR BODY FEELS BETTER First stage of a complete protection, comfort and support built-in functionality.


INTEGRATION FRIENDLY AND HIGH RESILIENCE MATERIALS

Appreciating the difference of midsole requirements in an unlimited variation of constructions With embedded inserts/cushions for optimal comfort, rebound and maximum energy return


3 x 3 VARIATIONS 3 TYPES OF VIBRAFLEX ® ANCLE OR METATARSAL PROTECTORS - PRE-FIXED FOR YOUR STANDARDS

Energy and shock absorption for improved performance, instant recovery and reduced stress on hips, spine, knee and ancle. Customised contouring fit with added shock absorption and improved comfort. Durable and unique energy return and enhancement boost.

3 TYPES OF VIBRAFLEX ® LIGHT WEIGHT, DURABLE, FLEXIBLE SUPPORT AND COMFORT INSOLE. - CO-BRANDED AND DESIGNED IDEALLY TO BRANDOWNER’S WISHES


ALL IN ONE SINGLE CONCEPT √ MAXIMUM ENERGY RETURN

√ EXCELLENT SHOCK ABSORPTION

√ HIGH PERFORMANCE √ COMFORTABLE EVERYDAY USE

√ EXTREME IMPACT PROTECTION

√ HIGH ENVIRONMENTAL RESISTANCE

√ DESIGN FREEDOM

SO ... WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?


EXCELLENT CHARACTERISTICS

A BPI produced material and unique range of vibration damping PU foam (polyurethane). MADE IN DENMARK

Typical applications:

VibraFlex® is ideal for damping and absorbing vibrations and resonance in construction, manufacturing, bodywork, sports flooring, footwear, etc. VibraFlex® is also well-suited for packaging. VibraFlex® is typically used in connection with: • Shock absorption • Vibration damping • Sound damping

Product Management - Version 2 - August 2016 Bramming Plast-Industri A/S Vardevej 9 • DK-6740 Bramming • Danmark Tel.: (+45) 79 57 10 00 • e-mail: bpi@bpi.dk • www.bpi.dk

Why choose VibraFlex®? VibraFlex® properties include:

• VibraFlex® is particularly suited to applications in which the product is subjected to repeated impact loads. • VibraFlex® can be supplied to custom specifications. • VibraFlex® is suitable for all forms of vibration damping irrespective of load or frequency range, and is applicable both indoors and outdoors.


Since 1971, BPI has been a leading pioneer of advanced and technology-based solutions in foam to private and public sector entities including transport, healthcare and medical, building and construction, as well as design and technology. The company is located in three countries and numbers more than 400 specialists to serve our customers in over 20 countries. We apply the very latest technology and manufacturing processes. Moreover, our extensive production capacity enables us to run more than 1,500 m3 of foam daily through our 45,000 m2 production facilities in Denmark and Poland. Our culture and experience embody deep-seated traditions for craftsmanship and a unique know-how, which enables us to master more than 300 different types and categories of foam. We are big enough to supply the biggest, yet small enough to devote our attention to the individual solution. Our philosophy is simple: If you can think it - we can get your idea to take shape. Mission To inspire and contribute to the development, design and production of advanced customer-specific comprehensive solutions in foam and rubber materials. We take pride in supplying environmentally-friendly products in high quality and on time. Vision We want to be Europe’s most innovative and preferred partner.

Bramming Plast-Industri A/S

Vardevej 9 • DK-6740 Bramming Tel.: +45 79 57 10 00 • Fax: +45 75 17 26 11 bpi@bpi.dk • www.bpi.dk

BPI Polska Sp. Z.o.o.

Ul. Zeromskiego 20 • PL-74-240 Lipiany Tel.: +48 915 641 264 • Fax: +48 915 641 229 bpi-polska@bpi-polska.pl • www.bpi.dk

Text & design: BPI Marketing Inhouse © September 2016

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