D3O’s exclusive five-year global license with OPRO, the official supplier of mouthguards to England Rugby, will produce a range of game changing mouthguards for sports, featuring unique shock absorbing technology.
“The D3O OPRO range of mouthguards complement the protection solutions we are already providing for American Football players and further strengthens our offering and opportunities in new markets.”
D3O, the UK-based developer of smart materials, has secured an exclusive five-year global license with OPRO, the official supplier of mouthguards to England Rugby, to produce, market, and sell a range of game changing mouthguards for the sports market featuring its unique shock absorbing technology.
The new D3O OPRO mouthguards, which have been co-developed using OPRO design technology and D3O’s impact protection materials, is the result of a 12-month product development program.
OPRO is one of the largest manufacturers of mouthguards in the world. As well as the England Rugby team, OPRO supplies mouthguards to a number of Premiership rugby teams and players including The British Lions, England and Leicester Tigers player, Manu Tuilagi.
The new range of mouthguards strengthens and expands D3O’s presence in the sports protection market, particularly in the US, where it is already established as a provider of helmet liners for American Football and Baseball through a partnership with Schutt Sports.
Stuart Sawyer, CEO of D3O, said: “The combination of D3O’s patented protective materials with OPRO’s proven design technology is a testament to the range of opportunities and potential for innovations within the industry.
“It is encouraging to see two UK companies working together to deliver quality, world leading technology. The D3O OPRO range of mouthguards complement the protection solutions we are already providing for American Football players and further strengthens our offering and opportunities in new markets.”
Anthony Lovat, Founder and Managing Director of OPRO, said: “When I first experienced D3O and the properties and performance of its patented smart material, I was convinced that their technology combined with OPRO could deliver something quite special as a solution. We have been committed to improving mouthguard protection for over 18 years and this new partnership is a really exciting step in that journey.”
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