POC VPD: Cushioning your falls since 2009
(Visco Elastic Polymer Dough) has been used in POC body armor and POC pads since 2009. POC VPD is designed to be soft and pliable but to stiffen immediately upon impact. In doing so, POC VPD absorbs an extreme amount of the energy created by the impact and, thus, shields your body. VPD is one of the few compounds on the market that meets the European Union’s highest standard for protective motorcycle clothing (CE 1621 Level 2-High Performance).
The company introduced POC VPD 2.0 in 2012. POC VPD 2.0 works progressively, in that it adapts itself to the force of the impact. Yet is also flexible enough that it conforms to the shape of your body. VPD 2.0 also offers improved flexibility in cold temperatures and has an increased tear resistance.
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A company devoted to innovation
POC is a young Swedish company whose mission is to do all it can to save lives and reduce the consequences of accidents for gravity sport athletes by developing and renewing what personal protection is all about. POC combines sophisticated engineering with spare Scandinavian styling to produce what are arguably some of the best-looking, high-tech protective gear on the planet. The company has won numerous international design awards. In terms of safety, one award in particular stands out. Volvo, possibly the most safety-conscious company in the world, awarded POC its Grand Prize in the category of Active Safety as part of their prestigious annual Volvo ISPO Sports Design Award competition. POC also has a partnership with Polygiene AB to include Polygiene odor control wipes in POC ski helmets, bike helmets, and body armor.