MIDLAND, Mich. — Feb. 28, 2011 — Dow Corning today announced that DEFLEXION™ material, a
patent-pending protective textile, is featured by Scott Sports in its new line of winter sports
gear. Deflexion technology, a silicone-based material that shields the body from the force of
external impact, 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).
The 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 skiers. In 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.
“We’re thrilled to have Deflexion technology featured in Scott Flex,” said Liz Mallen,
business development manager for Dow Corning. “Winter sports are an ideal application for Deflexion
material. The skier will experience the breathable nature of Deflexion technology and the
performance and suppleness it brings at below freezing temperatures.”
Deflexion 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.
Posted on March 1, 2011
Source: Dow Corning/PR Newswire