D3O, the British smart materials specialist, debuts its enhanced TRUST range at Eurosatory 2014
“As the market leaders in lightweight, flexible protection, we have responded to increased customer demand for a low density, durable and comfortable shock absorbing materials.”
D3O, the British smart materials specialist, is unveiling at Eurosatory 2014 the D3O TRUST integrated knee pad system: an innovative protective solution and latest addition to D3O’s TRUST range – engineered to provide Trauma Reduction and Unrivalled Shock Technology (TRUST). Developed specially for the defence and law enforcement markets, D3O’s TRUST protection range offers a head to toe personal protection system that is lightweight, comfortable and flexible.
D3O is a ground breaking impact protection solutions company that sells and licenses a range of unique patented smart materials. Its team of chemists and material scientists, in collaboration with British defence sector experts, have engineered a collection of market specific solutions to provide the ultimate in trauma reduction and shock absorption, combined with enhanced comfort and cushioning, using D3O’s unique patented technologies.
The TRUST product range:
D3O TRUST HELMET PAD SYSTEM
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Constructed using D3O’s newly engineered Decell material, the helmet liner system provides extreme comfort and high performance protection which exceeds the required level of protection by 33% in the Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH) tests at 10ft/sec. Each helmet pad in this 7-piece system features a unique geometry that allows the pad to fit the shape of the head and offers superior deceleration under blunt impact tests. Lined with technical wicking fabric on one side, and a hook and loop system on the other, the pads can be fitted directly into combat helmets.
D3O TRUST INTERNAL KNEE PAD
The new TRUST Internal Knee Pad offers extreme comfort and enhanced protection. Made from Lite by D3O, a brand new lightweight, temperature stable and flexible material, the knee pad has an ergonomic, pre-curved shape for optimised fit. Its unique design features a flexible, hard shell for anti-abrasion with anti-rocking ridges to help locate and stabilise the knee on impact. Incorporating a high performance D3O protective insert, the TRUST Internal Knee Pad is compatible with most army combat pant knee pockets.
D3O TRUST EXTERNAL KNEE PAD
The TRUST External Knee Pad has been engineered for optimum comfort and protection. The lightweight protector, made using Lite by D3O, has an ergonomically designed recess to ensure correct placement on the knee cap and resists slipping or moving. It also features a highly durable, anti-abrasion shell with ridges to help locate and stabilise the knee on impact as well as adjustable, detachable leg straps which can be quickly snapped on and off.
D3O TRUST INTEGRATED KNEE PAD SYSTEM
The D3O TRUST integrated knee pad system is an innovative protective solution and latest addition to D3O’s TRUST range – Trauma Reduction and Unrivalled Shock Technology. The two–piece system comprises an internal knee pad featuring D3O’s unique patented shock absorbing technology, teamed with a detachable hard shell which fastens onto the outside of the garment. Its key features are:
• Improved integration
• Lightweight and flexible featuring D3O patented technology
• Pre-curved ergonomic design for comfort and fit
• Detachable outer shell with quick-fasteners
• Anti-rock ridges to stabilise knee on impact
• Designed for use with ACU trousers
• Suitable for tactical and workwear
D3O TRUST INTERNAL ELBOW PAD
The TRUST Internal Elbow Pad, constructed from Lite by D3O, features an anti-abrasion hard shell and pre-curved ergonomic design providing lightweight, flexible and comfortable protection.
Compatible with combat shirt elbow pockets.
D3O TRUST EXTERNAL ELBOW PAD
The TRUST External Elbow Pad, made using Lite by D3O, has been engineered for optimum protection and comfort. The lightweight protector has an ergonomically designed recess to ensure correct placement on the elbow and resists slipping or moving. It also features water resistant material and a highly durable, anti-abrasion shell with ridges to help locate and stabilise the elbow on impact.
D3O TRUST VEST
The TRUST Vest combines unrivalled flexibility with enhanced protection powered by D3O. It has been designed specifically to offer the ultimate in impact protection and minimize the risk of injury to the limbs and torso from low velocity blunt trauma impacts such as those caused by hand thrown missiles and hand yielded weapons. Lightweight and breathable, this protective undergarment has a lightweight, low profile base layer. The mesh jacket incorporates D3O protectors at the collar bones, arms, elbows and shoulders.
D3O TRUST INSOLES
The TRUST Insole range includes three different grades designed to offer enhanced comfort, support and protection. Featuring D3O’s patented shock absorbing technology the TRUST Insoles feature D3O Decell for cushioning and comfort. D3O’s new footwear materials have been designed specifically to maintain their cushioning properties even at the highest impact energies associated with running and jumping with only single digit loss of efficiency over 1,000km.
• Comfort – superior cushioning and protection featuring D3O patented shock absorbing technology
• Support – developed in collaboration with Rightstride Orthotics, providing structured support through geometry and featuring D3O patented Decell shock absorbing technology
• Performance – developed by Rightstride Orthotics with built-in control chassis for maximum support. Featuring patented D3O shock absorbing technology
Improved impact protection in footwear has been linked to a reduction in lower limb injuries and D3O’s new under foot shock absorption range helps to reduce the impact trauma that commonly causes knee and hip injuries.
The D3O defence catalogue has just been published, and features full product details of the entire TRUST range. It is available to download here: D3O Defence catalogue
Stephen Wilde, PPE Global Sales Manager says:
“As the market leaders in lightweight, flexible protection, we have responded to increased customer demand for a low density, durable and comfortable shock absorbing materials. We recognise that the requirements for athletic or industrial markets differ to those of the military and law enforcement and in turn have tuned our technology to offer market specific solutions.”
For more information about the product range or for details about how to purchase products, get in touch with us: http://www.d3o.com/contact/