D3O is a ground breaking impact protection solutions company that licenses a range of unique patented smart materials. This market changing technology is used to produce a shock absorbing material which can be found in a range of products across the motorcycle, sport, footwear, electronics, military and workwear sectors.
D3O was proven during the 2006 Winter Olympics, when the US and Canadian ski teams pioneered D3O’s revolutionary soft armour. With no compromise on protection, D3O overnight changed the global protective wear market with a range of low profile, light weight, flexible and breathable limb protectors.
Today, D3O leads and challenges the world of impact protection and shock absorption with innovative pioneering solutions for its customers.
2002 - 2004
Innovation development and worldwide patent awarded.
D3O develops a lightweight, flexible, soft armour for the sports industry, and is used commercially for the first time by US and Canadian Olympic ski teams.
Three new material formulations created to cater for a wider range of product and market applications.
One of the D3O founders wins the Arena O2 Entrepreneur of the year award in recognition of the D3O development.
D3O enters the motorcycle market, revolutionising the industry’s approach to safety with groundbreaking body armour. Today, D3O is the motorcycle market’s leading protective wear solution with global partners that include Furygan, Rukka, Icon and Hyod.
Launch into the electronic market through integration into phone and tablet casing. Within three years D3O is found in consumer brands T-Mobile, Apple and Samsung.
Demand for D3O solutions in the military, defence and industrial sector grows. Before long product applications are developed for the US Special Ops Forces, French Gendarmerie and Oil & Gas sector.
Launch of ‘Decell’, a material tuned for strain rate sensitivity specifically for the athletic footwear market.
D3O material portfolio widens with the launch of Aero, Lite, Milicell and Reactor Fabric. Smart Skin technology unveiled at ISPO Munich.