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2011-02-28 08:00:00

MIDLAND, Mich., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dow Corning today announced that DEFLEXION(TM) material, a patent-pending protective textile, is featured by Scott Sports in its new line of winter sports gear. DEFLEXION(TM) technology, a silicone-based material that shields the body from the force of external impact, was showcased in new Scott Flex back protectors that were featured this month in Munich at the International Trade Fair for Sporting Goods and Sport Fashion (ISPO). The new...

2010-05-03 12:02:00

IRWINDALE, Calif., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Superior Communications, one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of accessories for wireless devices in the Americas announces a partnership with London-based Tech21, who use the patented material d3o(TM), in their products. Through this partnership, Superior will be able to offer to its retail partners multiple solutions incorporating the patented impact resistant material. In its raw form, d3o is soft and pliable, but instantly...

2009-05-19 08:00:00

"Smart material" technology adapts to players' individual needs PHOENIX, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Speed kills. So it's no wonder why today's tennis players want it in their hands. With the launch of HEAD's YOUTEK Speed series, athletes can now obtain it, as the racquet line is aimed at a variety of players seeking the court-lethal combination of power and touch. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090519/CL18740 ) The Speed series is powered by YOUTEK(TM), which combines superior...

2006-02-25 10:20:00

BALTIMORE -- U.S. and Canadian skiers banging through the slalom gates at the Olympics are benefiting from new fluid armor technology that is also being looked to as a battlefield lifesaver. Slalom racing suits provided to the U.S. and Canadian Olympic teams by ski wear maker Spyder, for example, contain pads from the British firm, d3o, that contain a fluid that hardens when struck, said Spyder spokeswoman Laura Wisner. "It just feels like a foam pad, it's not gel, it's not goo, it's like a...

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