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d3o mesh

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d3o Mesh is a perforated textured sheet which has been designed for comfort and breathability in applications requiring good flexure and medium levels of impact protection.

The material achieves these properties because of the way the material works on a molecular level. The molecules are free flowing under normal circumstances as they have time to move over each other, allowing the material to be characteristically soft, flexible, and malleable. However upon impact, the molecules form temporary cross links with each other, transforming the material into a stiff state, in addition to absorbing the energy from the impact. As soon as the impact is over however, the molecules unlink, returning them to their original free flowing state.
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