The D3O® Impact Additive is a pioneering ingredient designed to revolutionise back-of-hand TPR impact performance.

TPR is widely adopted by glove manufacturers for construction, automotive and oil and gas industries. Traditionally, increased protection is achieved with thicker or stiffer parts, which have a negative effect on comfort and dexterity.

The new D3O® Impact Additive combines advanced polymer chemistry that can be blended into existing processing and manufacturing techniques, delivering unmatched impact protection properties to traditional TPR.

Key features and benefits

  • Safer – TPR containing the D3O® Impact Additive has a 34% reduction in peak transmitted force, compared to a TPR sample of the same thickness.
  • Thinner – TPR plastisol enhanced with the D3O® Impact Additive can match the impact protection of standard TPR, while being 34% thinner.
  • More Comfortable – The D3O® Impact Additive makes TPR bumpers 18% softer. Whether you want better protection or dexterity, improved comfort is a certainty.
  • Stable – Improved temperature stability in extreme hot and cold conditions offering greater dexterity and comfort without compromising on performance.

Improved speed to market

Our Impact Additive offers access D3O’s leading protection technologies and is easily blended with existing plastisol during production. Intricate moulding designs can also be achieved to improve the look and feel of new gloves.

Customers can gain greater control over manufacturing through a brand-new licensing material supply business model.

Please email [email protected] for more information on our supply chain model.

D3O Materials

Take a look at the full range of D3O® materials, including downloadable data sheets, in our Resources section.

D3O Resources