England-based marine apparel manufacturer Henri Lloyd has selected Midland, Mich.-based Dow Corning
™ impact-resistant silicone-based material to be used in Deckarmour inserts for its line
of Shockwave sailing apparel. The garments feature internal pockets constructed to hold the
flexible Deckarmour inserts, which provide comfortable protection for the knees, seat and stomach.
The Shockwave apparel line includes sailing jackets, salopettes, smocks, hooded smocks and shorts.
“We’re pleased to offer boating enthusiasts and professional sailors a protective material
for their nautical gear that gives them maximum comfort, superior protection and the confidence
they need,” said Liz Mallen, business development manager, Dow Corning. “Deflexion material is
designed for these activities because it offers freedom of movement, and performs under cold and
warm temperatures and while wet.”
In addition to Henri Lloyd’s sailing gear, Deflexion material is featured in RodeoTech rodeo
vests and Rukka motorcycle jackets and other protective equipment.
November 30, 2010