Poly Labs supplies polyurethane foam products to leading sports brands and recreation equipment OEM’s. Our foam systems have the capability to enhance sporting goods, protective pads or recreational accessories. Poly Labs manufactures football helmet inserts, advanced impact protection pads and over-the-shoe accessories for all-terrain footwear.
- Energy Absorbing Hydrophobic Foam
- Advanced Impact Protection
- Rigid & Flexible PU Foam
- Microcellular Polyurethane
- Viscoelastic & Slow Recovery
- PU Memory Foam
The advanced PU sporting and recreational products developed at our Lewiston, Maine, USA facility are reflective of the strong history and our commitment to outdoor recreation in Maine, USA, and the rest of the world.
Sports & Recreation: Helmet Lining & Interior Uniform Pads
Poly Labs helmet liners and interior uniform pads feature advanced energy absorbing properties and enhanced impact protection qualities. In all contact sports, collisions are inevitable. However, with the right padding and equipment, the physical consequences and effects of collisions can be minimized.
Some of our sporting goods clients have special requirements for electronic housings to measure the force of impact. Professional sports leagues and organizations hope to mitigate short- and long-term effects from injuries through precise measurements of collisions or heavy contact. In recent years, concussion protocols require helmet padding and technology to be more advanced. Additionally, medical experts and material researchers teamed up to be test certain protective padding prior to use.
The Poly Labs team continues to test our impact protection polyurethane materials and energy absorbing foam for sports and recreation. We help advance sports safety and recreational protection through research, development and product analysis.
Shock Attenuating Rifle & Shotgun Recoil Pads
Poly Labs advanced shock attenuating recoil pads are constructed with unique energy absorbing polyurethane materials. Our butt and comb recoil pads are utilized to protect chins and shoulders from shock attenuation that takes place after firing. Typically, recoil pads are constructed using our U-92 and U-57 polyurethane foams. In certain formulations, we mold with glass-filled thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) backers with in-mold coating. Similarly, rifle combs are used as chin rests on top of rifle stock, which is molded in U-92 with in-mold coating as well.
Polyurethane Accessories for Sports & Recreation
The team at Poly Labs works with innovative sporting goods OEM’s that produce the latest tools, technology and accessories in recreation. Over the years, we’ve developed small pour polyurethane solutions to support the endeavors of our partners. Here are some of our favorite sports & recreationg innovations we’ve had the privilege of manufacturing:
- Golf spike cleaners (pictured right)
- Ice traction overshoes, molded with Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)
- Rugged boot soles (with color, stain, finish and traction options)
- Bump stops (jounce bumpers) for mountain bikes, ATVs & dirtbikes
- Foam footballs and baseballs for children
- Catch and release toys for pets (i.e. frisbees)
- Elbow & knee pads for biking, skateboarding and rollerblading
PU Product Innovation & Development
Do you have a polyurethane product innovation specific to sports and recreation? Partner up with the Poly Labs team for product development and material testing. Our strength is developing new PU products for our clients!
Whether you need a small-scale production run or 100,000 units – the team at Poly Labs has you covered. Our longstanding history of working with sporting goods brands and recreational accessories OEM’s is unparalleled.
To learn more about our PU products, polyurethane material testing, and the Poly Labs team – please contact us and tell one of our representative about your project requirements. We look forward to working with you!