Bluestar’s High-performance Helmet Materials Gain Favor

Source: China National BlueStar (Group) Co, Ltd.
Date:2020-06-08

Since June 1, the Ministry of Public Security’s Traffic Management Bureau has launched a nationwide safety program themed “one helmet and one belt” to investigate the illegal behavior of motorcycle and electric bicycle riders not wearing safety helmets according to law. The helmet market has set off a new upsurge. With its profound technical strength and product experience in the field of materials, Bluestar’s affiliated enterprises have optimized the structure of the industry, created diversified material solutions for helmets, accurately captured market opportunities, and pushed the business development to a new level.

When a traffic accident occurs, a safety helmet can absorb most of the impact force, play a protective role of buffering and shock absorption, and reduce the risk of traffic death to 60%-70%. Safety helmet consists of shell, buffer layer, lining layer, jaw guard, chin strap, face shield, etc. The shell withstands and disperses the impact, which is the first line of defense to protect the head. Therefore, the shell material of helmet needs to meet the requirements of high impact strength, high elasticity, high toughness, high temperature resistance, and corrosion resistance. Currently, the commonly used shell materials include ABS, PC, and PBT.

Driven by the market, Nantong Xingchen has boosted the technological improvement and innovation of the device, launching the PBT/PC alloy material for Starester? 600 helmet shell. The material combines the advantages of PBT and PC, featuring super-high impact resistance. In addition, the alloy material with an excellent dyeable feature can be made into a variety of colorful products to meet the needs of consumers for styles of helmet.

Guangzhou Institute has developed PC/ABS alloy safety helmet-specific materials with anti-bacteria and protective functions. In addition to the advantages of PC and ABS, the high-performance PC/ABS alloy materials have an antibacterial rate of over 95% against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus, with excellent antibacterial and mildew-proof characteristics.

According to relevant standards and requirements of safety helmet materials, Bluestar Chengrand Institute has introduced modified ultra-light PC materials for high-performance helmets, reducing the weight of helmets. The PC/PBT, PC/ABS and PBT/ABS alloys for high-performance helmets produced by the enterprise are suitable for multiple protection scenarios and customized to meet the diversified needs of customers.

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