Poly Labs proprietary polyurethane helmet padding foam solutions have unique energy absorption properties and are commonly used and applied to manufacturing youth, collegiate, professional and combat helmets. We also support construction and fire safety helmets. Our padding foams can also be used for seating and medical padding applications.
We work closely to partner with our customers to develop a complete system including the helmet liner components to optimize the performance of their energy absorbing foam systems within the helmet. We offer individual portions and fully integrated foam systems for helmet pads:
Helmet Pads: Critical to Impact Protection
Helmet padding is critical to athletes in contact and non-contact sports. The most significant part of helmet padding is its ability to protect the head, brain and skull from impact. Impact protection is particularly critical to football players, in which there is contact happening nearly every second of every game.
Poly Labs works with leading football equipment manufacturers and elite helmet brands. Our polyurethane helmet padding products ensure durability, safety and performance.
Poly Labs PU Foam U36-5 Helmet Padding Specifications
The polyurethane foam we typically employ in helmet padding applications is of a medium density. This style also serves as beneficial in other padding applications not requiring a high tear resistance. U36-5 can be co-molded on fabric. It can also be in-mold coated. Either of these options will provide a more durable surface for the foam system.
The typical properties of Poly Labs U36-5 PU helmet padding foam are as follows:
|Hardness, Shore OO (10 sec)||14 – 16 psi|
|Tensile Strength||69 psi|
|Die C Tear||4.1 pli|
|Trouser Tear (p/l)||4.0|
|Compression Set, 50% at 77°F|
|Of original thickness||2.0 %|
|Of original deflection||1.0 %|
|Compression Set, 50% at 158°F|
|Of original thickness||14.0 %|
|Of original deflection||7.0 %|
Molded Polyurethane Padding for Helmets
Poly Labs provides athletic equipment OEM’s with the most resilient and highly-engineered molded polyurethane products. The ongoing analysis in our materials testing laboratory ensure that our products stay up-to-date with the stringent requirements for athletic impact protection.
Lot control in our Lewiston, Maine facility contributes to the consistent performance required for safety related products such as football helmets. Poly Labs helmet padding products are laboratory tested for performance, durability, safety and quality. Our products are tested on the biggest stages in professional sports.
To learn more about our polyurethane helmet padding products, please contact our sales team for more information. Our team is recognized for their collaborative work with both large-scale international brands and with small-volume OEM’s. We look forward to hearing from you!