After 4 years of research and development, a completely new, non-foam based safety kneepad which ‘memorises’ its original form without reducing its cushioning effect from consecutive or prolonged use is now available, making kneeling down both safe and comfortable.
In comparison to most foam materials which provide cushioning by air pockets that collapse over a short amount of time, tests have proven that the thermoplastics used in the new kneepads will perform at a higher cushioning rate for a much longer period of time than EVA or PU equivalents.
Called Redbacks TM because of the construction resembling the markings of an Australian redback spider, the kneepads feature a red coloured, soft and flexible TPE (Thermo Plastic Elastomer) leaf spring set within a unique honeycomb matrix. In addition to the memory comfort factor, these distribute body weight evenly, elevating the knees to reduce pressure on knee, leg, ankle and foot joints whilst minimising the risk of possible injury from sharp or penetrating objects to a resistance force of 100N as specified by SATRA Type 2, Level 1, and defined by European Standard EN14404:2004 + A1:2010.
Light, flexible and easy to fit tightly and comfortably into most knee-pocketed work trousers, the breathable, ‘non-slip’ pads with their abrasive-resistant covers allow wearers to keep cool and dry in hot or damp conditions and protect the knees from cold surfaces.
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There are *over 70,000 registered knee operations performed by the NHS each year, 60% of which are due to injuries resulting from soft tissue ‘wear and tear’ or osteoarthritis caused by inadequate protection whilst kneeling.
* Source: NHS Choices
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