Orange, luxury body armor material can save lives
It is bright orange, it is blurry, it stretches like taffy, and it is in contrast to a body armor you’ve ever seen. Defense Specialist Allison Barrie gives a close-up look at a new orange goo, developed by D30, that is the key to ultra-lightweight body armor can provide incredible protection.
It is bright orange, it is blurry, it stretches like taffy, and it is in contrast to a body armor you’ve ever seen.
If you are attacked with a baseball bat and you’re wearing this bright orange mess under your clothing, then your attacker and swung a toothpick you the mess will be the hit for you and absorb the impact of the strike.
D3O invented this remarkable, soft, elastic, flexible, orange material absorbs shocks. Included in their TRUST line of armor, there is a wide range of helmets, chest, back, and the knuckle armor to the elbow, knee, and foot protection. Orange goo-reinforced options can protect your head-to-toe against blunt trauma.
Certainly, the raw materials looks, and feels, like many of the orange Silly Putty. But this advanced material is the key to ultra-lightweight body armor, which feels like you’re wearing ordinary clothes.
This orange goo is so powerful, it only requires a thin layer to deliver incredible protection.
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Blunt force trauma in the abdomen can be dangerous. A swing of a tire iron on your belly could lead to a possible abdominal organ contusions and fractures — D3O armor can absorb that kind of strike, and reduce these injuries.
TRUST Vest (D3O)
A serious blow to the head could mean concussion or even death. D3O helmet liners to absorb, the heart rate is for you, and reduce these serious risks.
How does it work?
The TRUST armor is soft and flexible until it is struck. At the moment of impact, the goo stiffens, providing a shield to absorb the fall.
The result? The amount of force transferred to your body is greatly reduced and a wearer will not feel the blow — or at the very least experienced significantly less impact. As soon as the bladder is absorbed, the goo-inspired clothing goes back to its soft, flexible, smushy mode.
What is it made of?
The D3O secret sauce is owned and highly sophisticated, using advanced polymer chemistry. On the most basic level, molecules move freely in the soft material. When hit, the molecules lock, absorbing and distributing the energy of the impact. The molecules then return to move freely and the material becomes flexible again.
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How could the orange goo to protect US police?
Each year, law enforcement and military members are being abused and subjected to a stump in the line of duty.
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The patrols on foot, catching criminals, physical dispute, the intervention of the public order incidents, traffic stops, searches and suspects who oppose recognition are just a few of the many ways that the police can suffering a blunt trauma injury.
Those who serve our nation deserve every possible protection, and they need protection that won’t hinder their ability to do their work. They need light protection that won’t slow down or inhibit movement.
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D3O is a bright orange goo helps to achieve both protection and unrestricted movement at the same time. In contrast to the traditional heavy, clunky, hot, awkward fitting armor, RELIANCE armor is a comfortable harness to wear, because it flexes, stretches and breathes with smart airflow design, while providing a high level of protection of the kind of blunt force trauma that often occurs.
Some scenarios require a maximum ballistic protection, but in the other scenarios with a different threat assessment, the conventional heavy armor is not necessary and a lighter, less restrictive armor could be a better solution.
The ‘James Bond’ Factor
Since a few millimeters in thickness can provide serious protection, it also means G3O is a great choice for covert or secret type of work. It can be worn under regular clothing, and the provision of a low profile, if not invisible, protection.
Who uses this armor?
So far, elite military teams, such as the AMERICAN Special Forces are leveraging D3O body protection.
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Allies such as France and Great Britain to explore the possibilities in military and police applications.
G1 Knuckle Protection
The D3O orange goo can be integrated in the gloves to be discreet to ensure increased protection. There are different options available for different levels of security, and task.
Hand dexterity is of vital importance in the defense and enforcement of the law for the weapon handling, of course, but also many, many other tasks. Fit and flexibility are key factors to maintain agility, so the G1 has multiple flex points included and thin and light protection built in.
D3O is research shows that when the fingers are hit with stomp, the innovative orange material offers a whopping 50 percent better reduction in the amount of force on the fingers than other gloves on the market.
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The futuristic-looking CONFIDENCE armor Vest worn under a regular shirt will basically be unnoticeable.
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In practice this means that if you are wearing a vest to protect your stomach, the orange goo on the inside of the jacket can absorb a punch, a thrown stone even the impact of a tire iron swung.
The TRUST Vest in accordance with the Uk HOSDB Blunt Trauma Protector standard and contains flame resistant fabric.
Improve The Helmet Protection
If you have a helmet with this amazing orange goo-liners than you can with a chair and beaten over your head, and the goo will absorb the blow for you.
D3O is made TRUST helmet pads for many military and law enforcement helmet development of programs such as the U.S. Army’s Enhanced Combat Helmet.
The seven-component TRUST helmet liner system weighs 13.65 grams and features a 14 millimeters thick fall path.
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Based on company research, the Helmet Liner System provides 33 percent more protection than the level required for the U.S. Army Advanced Combat Helmet tests at 10ft/sec.
3M Ceradyne’s new military Ultra-lightweight Ballistic and punches Helmet, with an advanced protection against ballistic penetration and fragmentation, as well as the blunt trauma, contains D3O is amazing materials.
Football, Baseball, and Outside
There are countless other military and law enforcement applications for this remarkable innovation, such as better protection over the foot of a slap and a better damping below to reduce fatigue and injuries.
The bright orange goo can also be used to reduce the impact of injury in vehicles, and to protect mission electronics against shock and vibration.
When D3O for the first time launched, immediately attracted the attention of top Hollywood stuntmen, who recognized it could provide the much needed relief from their periodic abuse on the work.
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nerships, such as the D3O liner integration in Schutt sports helmets, have helped to provide access to this remarkable innovation is more available for citizens.
Now, football, lacrosse, and baseball players can benefit from this advanced trauma protection. The great goo is now also available in protective clothing for other high-impact sports such as motor sports, mountain biking and snowboarding.
Allison Barrie is a defense specialist with experience in more than 70 countries, who recommends the highest level of defence and national security, a lawyer with four postgraduate degrees, and author of the definitive guide, Future Weapons: Access Granted, to purchase, in 30 countries. Barrie hosts the new hit podcast “Tactical Talk”, where she gives listeners a direct access to the most fascinating of the Special Operations warriors each week and to learn more about the FOX Firepower host and columnist, click here or follow her on Twitter @allison_barrie and Instagram @allisonbarriehq.