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How to make the world’s most advanced kneepads, and why you should wear them.

Snickers Workwear - Global

Hard-working craftsmen put more pressure on their knees than many top athletes have to endure. 

It’s the reason why Snickers Workwear invest huge effort in developing the most advanced knee protection possible. Our cutting-edge kneepads feature D3O® technology, providing superior impact protection and shock absorption. Louise Wilson from British company D3O® explains how.

”D3O® is a unique technology, allowing us to create smart and active materials that react differently depending on the impact. The easiest way to explain it is that the molecules in the material flow with you as you move, but on shock they lock together to absorb the impact energy. This means we can provide a unique combination of comfort and flexibility with extreme protection when it really counts.”

D3O® technology can be found in a wide spectrum of body-protection products, ranging from motorcycling and extreme-sports gear and footwear to defence and law enforcement products. Snickers Workwear is the only workwear brand licensed to use D3O® materials.

“We cooperate with brands that are leaders in their field, and Snickers Workwear lead the development of advanced workwear with superior knee protection,” says Louise Wilson. Today the two companies work closely together to develop new applications featuring D3O® technology, with the aim of providing professional craftsmen with a wider range of comfortable and reliable body protection at work.

“I think we’ll start to see a lot of solutions in personal protection equipment become similar to those we have in the sphere of extreme sports, for example when it comes to protecting your head, neck, elbows and hands,” says Louise Wilson from D3O®.

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