Corning’s DEFLEXION material, a patent-pending protective textile, is
now being featured by Scott Sports in its new line of winter sports
gear. DEFLEXION is a silicone-based material that shields the body from
the force of external impact, and 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).
new back protectors are designed to provide professional skiers and
winter sports enthusiasts a comfortable protective solution that
performs even in sub-zero temperatures. DEFLEXION technology adds a
breathable protective layer to Scott Flex back protectors without
sacrificing comfort or flexibility, both of which are essential to
addition to the high-impact protection layer made from DEFLEXION
material, the Scott Flex features adjustable chest straps, removable and
adjustable leg loops, and hip belts with Velcro closures. Scott Flex
back protectors will continue to feature protective plates made from
d3o, but the addition of DEFLEXION technology is expected to optimize
the protective qualities of the product and ensure breathability and
protection and flexibility at low temperatures.
technology has become a protective textile of choice for leading active
apparel designers. Scott Flex is the fourth piece of active sporting
apparel to feature DEFLEXION technology. In November of 2010, Dow
Corning announced that DEFLEXION technology is being featured in sailing
gear made by marine apparel brand Henri Lloyd for use by competitive
sailors and nautical enthusiasts. DEFLEXION technology is also featured
in vests made by RodeoTech for use by rodeo professionals who need
freedom of movement, but powerful protection during rodeo competitions.
DEFLEXION technology has also been featured in jackets and other
protective equipment made by Rukka for use by Motorcycle riders.