What do March and EPS have in common?
Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) plays a vital role when protecting a very import part of your body, the brain. The brain controls most of your body functions, including: speech, motor skills, thoughts and personality. If injured or damaged those functions could be permanently impaired.
We see the use of helmets protecting from head injuries in multiple activities. Bicyclists wear them, motorcyclists and football players, to name a few. While wearing protective gear, they have one goal in mind, and that is to protect from future head and brain injuries.
This past March was Brain Injury Awareness Month. We’re very passionate in discussing this topic because our product (EPS) can prevent life changing occurrences.
How does EPS play a role?
EPS is rigid, lightweight and closed-cell foam; most commonly used for insulating and packaging. Being a durable, versatile and effective material it can be molded into a bike or motorcycle helmet, absorbing impact energy. For example, when someone falls off a bike their head may collide with a surface. The outer liner makes contact with the ground and the foam absorbs the impact protecting the head internally and externally.
EPS is different from other padding, it does not bounce back after impact. It provides greater protection than softer padding that delivers energy to the area you were trying to protect.
As the weather warms up and outdoor activities increase, don’t forget to grab that helmet and protect yourself!
Learn more about EPS helmets and safety devices, click here.