DU ARMOR SOLUTIONS Rate Dependent Foam
Rate Dependent Foam is a lightweight polyurethane foam designed to provide impact protection padding by combining an elastomeric urethane backbone with a specific open cell structure.
The combination of cell size & shape and the elastomeric polymer both can be altered to meet a variety of requirements.
The urethane polymer provides flexibility, recovery, and energy absorption and in conjunction with the breathable cell structure, reacts to rapid compression to dissipate the impact load.
With fast compression, the foam becomes stiff and spreads the point load of impact across a larger area of the padding, thereby reducing impact up to 90% in a single area.
On completion of impact, the lightweight foam pad returns to the original soft and flexible state.
Example of Tactical Padding with Rate Dependent Foam
Potential Markets for Rate Dependent Foam
How can it be used