Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is a rigid and tough, closed-cell foam made of pre-expanded polystyrene beads. This foam is traditionally used to package food and for building insulation.
Helmet manufacturers use this material because it’s cheap, relatively light, durable and can absorb energy in the event of an impact.
But what if there is a better alternative?
Koroyd is lighter, more breathable and absorbs more energy – distinct performance advantages without compromising one for another.
Don’t accept a helmet that only uses food packaging from the 1970s to protect your head. Helmet technology has evolved.
“Koroyd is the only material that has been specifically engineered to significantly improve energy absorption and hence helmet safety. Improving helmet safety is about how well you can manage the impact energy.
This usually means increasing the amount of energy-absorbing material used in the helmet or using materials that are more efficient when absorbing energy.
Traditional materials have been empirically derived from those used in the packaging industry and the helmet safety standards reflect this.“
Peter Sajic M.Sc