D3O® is a ground breaking impact protection solutions company that licenses a range of unique patented smart materials. The unique technology of D3O® is based on the innovation of capturing the benefits of non-Newtonian shear thickening material in polymers that can then be engineered for real world impact protection solutions. Their global patents ensure that no other company can offer the same type of protection. D3O® materials in their raw state flow freely when moved slowly, but on shock, lock together to absorb and disperse energy, before instantly returning to their flexible state. This reaction is countered intuitive. The greater the force of the impact, the more the molecules lock together and the greater the protection. D3O® is the number one impact protection brand with worldwide partners benefiting from products that exceed CE performance standards.
Dyneema® The World’s Strongest Fiber™
Dyneema® is produced in a patented gel spinning process in which the fibers are drawn, heated, elongated, and cooled. Stretching and spinning leads to molecular alignment, high crystallization, and low density. Dyneema® has extremely long molecular chains that transfer load more effectively to the polymer backbone. So it’s stronger at the same weight or lighter at the same strength than alternatives.
- Up to 15 times stronger than steel (weight for weight basis)
- Up to 40% stronger than aramids (weight for weight basis)
- Floats on water and resistant to moisture, UV, chemicals
- Low elongation at break
- High resistance to abrasion, moisture, UV radiation, and chemicals
- Highly flexible
- High energy absorption
DuPont™ Kevlar® Fiber allows people to dare bigger because Kevlar® technology really makes a difference where performance and safety are crucial. It’s used to make a variety of clothing, accessories, and equipment safe and cut resistant. It’s lightweight, durable and extraordinarily strong. DuPont™ Kevlar® fibers are used in thread or fabric to reinforce protective motorcycle garments and help provide improved tear and abrasion resistance so that the rider can enjoy the ride. In the case of a crash, motorcyclists slide over the tarmac where apparel can tear or abrade exposing the skin. Using Kevlar® thread to assemble garments and reinforcing the garments with Kevlar® fiber based liners can give the rider additional protection.
Cone Denim has been a leading US supplier of denim fabrics to top denim apparel brands since 1891. From the crafting of authentic, vintage styles to the development of new innovative technologies, Cone Denim continues to master the art and science of denim. Their global platforms include denim operations in the United States, Mexico and China. Cone Denim is focused on effectively serving the worldwide market with quality products and superior service.