THE WORLD’S FIRST CHILD SEAT WITH IMPACT PROTECTION DEVELOPED FROM AEROSPACE SAFETY RESEARCH
UPPAbaby is an American company on a mission to make the smartest strollers, car seats and juvenile gear available: intuitively designed, stylish and sleek, with the features and functions new parents want, plus innovations they never knew were possible.
Starting with the KNOX Convertible Car Seat, UPPAbaby and Koroyd embarked on the ultimate road trip.
HOW THE COLLABORATION STARTED
During the development process of the UPPAbaby KNOX Convertible Car Seat, UPPAbaby partnered with Koroyd to integrate an engineered energy absorber into the seat, optimising its protection.
Koroyd has been successfully integrated into a whole range of safety products. It was a natural progression to integrate Koroyd into child seats.
DEVELOPED FROM AEROSPACE SAFETY RESEARCH
what happens in an accident
During a sudden car crash, the impact causes forward inertia for the passengers.
In more simple terms, the child continues to move forward at the same velocity even though the vehicle has slowed or stopped.
The seat belt prevents the child seat accelerating forwards and force is transferred through the base of the seat.
TRANSFERRING THE ENERGY
To prevent this force from being transferred to the child, an efficient energy absorber is required.
When Koroyd is impacted, energy is better-absorbed through sacrificial plastic deformation, a little bit of heat and a little bit of noise.
Koroyd absorbs more energy per millimetre compared to alternative materials, using up to 78% of the material thickness to manage the forces.
PROTECTING YOUR MOST PRECIOUS
THE ULTIMATE DAMAGE CONTROL SYSTEM
Koroyd’s welded tubes crumple instantly and consistently on impact, absorbing maximum force in a controlled manner, minimizing energy transferred to the child.
This unique behavior helps to protect your child from impact forces which may reduce the risk of suffering a life-changing injury.
FROM THE FOUNDER
“Whilst this is a new category for us, it is one we have been researching and preparing for a long time. The collaboration with UPPAbaby coincided with us completing development of our lowest material density and most technically challenging Koroyd specification to date.
There is an incredibly strong alignment between our two organisations’ commitment to innovation and partnership values.
Our whole team is looking forward to our upcoming pipeline of industry-first new product developments to come.”
John Lloyd – Koroyd’s Managing Director