Developing cushioning and protection technology is an exacting science - rightly so, given the considerable stresses everyday work activities such as kneeling, bending, walking and standing place on the human body.
The secret to our own science lies in the use of a special moulded leaf-spring suspended in an arch by a flexible honeycomb matrix. When pressure is applied directly above the spring it bends, dispersing pressure and distributing weight evenly. The matrix provides a holding structure for the spring to control its bend and stabilise the entire structure, allowing pressure to be distributed evenly time after time.
In the case of our first products, knee pads and kneeling mats, both the honeycomb matrix and the leaf-spring are made from the same thermoplastic injection moulded material, ensuring a high compression rate and 100% recovery to its original shape, which means no loss of function over time. This combination gives the unique controlled distribution and deceleration of pressure – in other words protecting the body from impact forces making it particularly effective for pressure relief when standing, sitting, lying down or kneeling.
It is this memory aspect to the material that elevates our technology above the competition in the knee protection sphere, differing from basic foams such as PU and EVA, which provide limited cushioning by air pockets that collapse relatively quickly, Redbacks Cushioning Technology ultimately performs at a higher cushioning rate for longer, enabling you to work harder for longer in greater comfort.
When it comes to new applications where the product requires a range of differing attributes, for example footwear, it is the ability to use a broad of materials within the manufacturing process that separates us from the competition.