We are D3O
The impact protection experts

D3O specialises in impact protection and shock absorption. The company develops 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 a combination of patented, patent-pending and proprietary technologies to make rate sensitive, soft, flexible materials with high shock absorbing properties.

Our extensive material portfolio is compatible with many different production processes, with each material grade formulated and tuned to deliver specific performance properties.

D3O’s core technology applies non-Newtonian principles to materials which are engineered for shock absorption. Non-Newtonian materials stiffen on impact to dissipate impact energy and reduce transmitted force, before returning back to their flexible state.

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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