D3O® manufactures a smart material with high shock absorbing properties used to make foam and non-foam polymer blends.
In standard conditions, the D3O® molecules within the technology flow freely allowing the material to remain soft and flexible, but on impact, they lock together to absorb impact energy and reduce the force transmitted. The molecules instantly return to their flexible state.
The material is strain rate sensitive which means the stronger the impact, the more the molecules react, and better the protection.
By josh | Published: March 7, 2014