Did you know that you can find many forms of expanded plastic in sports? From protection, to equipment, or even performance enhancement devices, expanded plastics have a strong presence! Let’s look into its different applications.
Highly Efficient Helmets
Expanded polystyrene (EPS) and expanded polypropylene (EPP) are used in the manufacturing of protective helmets. These materials allow product designs that meet safety standards. Did you know that Polyform is the only manufacturer who can design, produce, and assemble CSA certified ski helmets? Several helmets manufactured by us and meeting this standard and are currently available on the market.
It is possible to find helmets made of EPS or EPP for various sports such as: cycling, skiing, hockey, lacrosse, figure skating, etc. Although these helmets are all different, they all have some common features: they are safe, light, and comfortable.
At the Very Heart of your Fitness Training
Have you ever noticed this cylindrical product in a gym or in your physiotherapist’s office? These rollers are so light and strong because they are made of expanded polypropylene. It is an important tool for your fitness training sessions as it improves balance, flexibility, strength and, in the meantime, allows you to exceed your limitations.
It Can Also Be Found… Under your Feet
Expanded plastic can enhance athletes’ performances without even being seen. In sports such as soccer, football, and baseball, expanded polypropylene subfloors allow a better performance as the ground is easier on the athlete’s ankles, knees and heels, which leads to less injuries and more comfortable play. For example, in soccer, those panels cover the whole field. However, in baseball, they are used as pitcher’s mound for trainings.