Out-of-Autoclave Process: Low Cost, Low Cycle Time Motorcycle Helmets

(Vistex Composites, LLC)

The motorcycle helmet is being produced in partnership with Impact Technologies’ Kirsch Helmets. Their revolutionary liner replaces traditional EPS foam for energy absorption. Due to the liner’s low profile and unique needs during impact, advanced composites were essential for providing both high stiffness and high toughness. The helmet is made from external layers of woven carbon fiber and internal layers of Innegra Tech’s high performance Innegra™ Solefin fibers. Additionally, the use of composites makes the entire helmet ultra-low profile and light weight.