We are D3O
The impact protection experts

D3O specialises in impact protection and shock absorption. The company develops unique, high performance impact protection technologies by combining advanced chemistry and specialist product design.

D3O® protective solutions are used by global brands in sports, electronics, motorcycle, defence and industrial workwear.

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D3O uses unique patented and proprietary technologies to make rate-sensitive, soft, flexible materials with high shock absorbing properties. Each material grade has been tuned to deliver specific performance properties. D3O offers an extensive material portfolio compatible with many different production processes.

D3O® technologies are based on non-Newtonian principles; in its raw form, the material’s molecules flow freely, allowing it to be soft and flexible, but on impact, lock together to dissipate impact energy and reduce transmitted force.

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Product design, prototyping and testing

The D3O Lab is a state-of-the-art innovation and development centre housing laboratories for material development, product design and testing. Proprietary D3O® technologies are used to create stock shapes and bespoke solutions offering enhanced impact protection for our global partner brands. In-house rapid prototyping and testing laboratories ensure each D3O® development is fit-for-purpose and tested to the highest standards.

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Brands we work with