How It Works

How does XRD® Extreme Impact Protection Work?

Like all PORON® microcellular products, XRD® Technology is open cell, breathable and is easily customized and incorporated in a variety of designs. The XRD® protection difference is especially apparent at high speed impact. The soft contouring material instantly dissipates force upon impact – absorbing up to 90% of energy at high speed impact.*

XRD® Material gets its softness when at rest while above the “glass transition temperature” (Tg) of the urethane molecules. When stressed at a high rate or impacted quickly, the Tg of the material reaches the point when the urethane momentarily "freezes" - like water freezing into ice. When this happens, the material firms to form a comfortable protective shell that shields the body from impact better than other protective foams currently available. On the measure that matters most – absorbing more impact energy at higher speeds – we kill the competition. Need we say more?

*as measured according to ASTM-F1614-C

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