Traditional energy absorbers (like foams) act like a spring, storing the energy from an impact and releasing it over a micro-moment of time. Due to this, more energy could be transferred to the head, increasing the risk of injury.
When Koroyd is impacted, energy is better-absorbed through sacrificial plastic deformation (as seen in this video). The material acts as a true energy absorber (rather than a spring), controlling and dissipating a larger amount of energy before it’s transferred to the head.
The result? A far more advanced structure to help reduce the risk of suffering a life-changing injury. But that’s not all…
Traditional helmet materials solidify when around 60% of the material is compressed, therefore reducing the thickness of the liner that can be utilised to absorb energy which can result in more forces being transferred to the head and brain.
Koroyd can absorb energy using up to 78% of the material’s thickness.
As more energy can be absorbed in a more controlled and consistent manner, the risk of injury may be reduced.
Learn more about sacrificial plastic deformation.