D3O and SuperFabric Team Up for Motorcycle Protection


The following is a news release from d3o Lab and SuperFabric

Next Generation Protection for Motorcycle July 2009
d3o™ Lab - inventors and makers of the revolutionary intelligent shock absorbing material of the same name - have this year joined forces with SuperFabric® brand materials to produce the ultimate multi function motorcycle protectors certified to EN1621-1.

Next Generation Protection
The ultimate motorcycle garment requires the ultimate in protection, so this year d3o™ lab have gone not one, but two steps further to create a product for that is truly unique in its performance.

d3o™’s chemists have been working day and night in the lab to develop the next generation of d3o™. The fruits of their labour have resulted in a material that is much softer than the original d3o formulation, 25% lighter, and even better performance. This means that d3o™ components are now even more comfortable, completely moulding to your body so they are almost undetectable inside the jacket and pants.

d3o™ have also boosted the performance of the protectors by joining forces with SuperFabric® to produce a protector that provides not only impact protection, but also unsurpassed abrasion resistance. This offers riders a second chance in case the outerwear fabric doesn’t stand up to the abrasion of a fall.

SuperFabric® brand technology takes a base fabric such as nylon, polyester, etc. and overlays it with tiny, hard plates (“guard plates”) in a specific arrangement. The gaps between guard plates allow complete flexibility and are small enough to resist sharp objects from penetrating. By using d3o™ SuperFabric® protectors you have the added security of knowing that you are not only protected by d3o™’s intelligent molecules, but also by the high performance abrasion shield that SuperFabric® brings.

The d3o™ components can be provided on a SuperFabric® panel which can be stitched into the motorcycle garment in strategic locations where both impact and abrasion protection is needed, like any other panel piece so integration is simple. d3o™ will be developing this solution for motorcycle and other sports with strategic partners this year.

The collaboration between these 2 step-changing technologies has produced a product that uses the most advanced materials on the market to give the rider ultimate protection and ultimate comfort.

The new SuperFabric®, d3o™ product will debut at the launch of WL Gore Associates’ revolutionary new Lockout Closure on July 20th 2009.

For more information please see the website at www.d3o.com or contact Lisa Fucassi, lisa@d3olab.com, +44 (0)1273 716472.