SAS-TEC Shock Absorbing Systems
Author: SAS-TEC DE Date Posted:20 September 2023
SAS-TEC is an innovative producer of protectors (body armour) with many years of experience in this sector. The fraught with risk bike sport in particular is our core competence.
Our two leading engineers have in total more than 25 years of practical experience as editorial staff of the journal „MOTORRAD“. Through various driving and clothing tests they gained a very good insight in all kind of protection systems that are available on the market.
Based on this experience many protectors have been developed in detailed work since the company foundation in 2004, and we keep introducing new products to the market on a regular base.
We have been a well-established brand for many highend-manufacturers for years. Not only in the motorbike sector, but also in the medical and sports sector people trust in our high quality SAS-TEC protector.
SAS-TEC stands for safety, confidence and permanent development at the highest stage.
Special foam of SAS-TEC
The special characteristics of our unique SAS-TEC foam
- Viscoelastic foam with memory effect
After an impact or any kind of deformation the foam (protector) returns to its original shape within shortly.
- Multi impact compliant
Unlike many other dampening materials (such as styrofoam (EPS), silicone or foam of inferior quality) our PU-foam is multi impact compliant. Thus impacts or high pressure do not destroy the protector even when the same area is affected repeatedly. The protector keeps its full functional capability.
- Excellent residual forces
The CE-approved protectors of SAS-TEC remain up to 50 per cent below the legal values of the norm EN 1621.
High absorbability despite low density. Hard shell protectors or materials containing silicone are considerably more heavy which reduces the wearing comfort. The density of our SAS-TEC foam is about 280 g/l, hard shells in contrast have an average density of 1050 g/l.
- Adaptive absorption
The air which is embedded in the foam´s cells provoke a progressive absorption. The protector remains soft in case of slowly increasing forces, however when it comes to a fast heavy impact the resistance of the foam grows with increasing speed.
- In impulse responding behaviour
Contrary to hard shell protectors, styrofoam damper or many other dampening materials, SAS-TEC foam reacts promptly and without any time delay even to minor impacts. The energy absorption goes almost linear, which keeps the impact forces to the human body at a low level.
- Environmental compatibility
The raw materials for our foam production are partly made of renewable materials. It is therefore possible to dispose of the protectors with the regular household garbage.
- Long product life
Some manufacturers of body protection only indicate a product life of two to three years for their articles, whereas SAS-TEC foam comes with a life expectancy of ten years.
- Temperature stability
Due to a special mixture SAS-TEC foam resists temperatures of approx. 100°C. Conventional PU-foam is only able to stand temperatures of approx. 60°C without taking damage.
The high flexibility of our foam ensures outstanding comfort.
- Washable (hand wash)
The cell structure of our SAS-TEC foam keeps water from entering the material — the water absorption is below one per cent. Therefore hand wash can be recommended without hesitation.