Polymers, the answer for shock absorption.

We are specialised in the development and production of dilatant fluids for impact protection, based on the principle of non-Newtonian fluids, with Polyanswer, Patented Technology. We produce a fluid that hardens almost immediately upon impact. To obtain our fluid we use recyclable materials that give excellent impact properties (up to 80% of impact absorption), making products lighter, more flexible, more comfortable, ergonomic, safe, customisable and easy to use.

Polyanswer’s Patented Technology

Our technology is based on the production of a non-Newtonian fluid (shear-thickening fluid) produced with recyclable materials. The material confers excellent properties to the products that are impacted at high speeds. The product is malleable and flexible, but its viscosity increases when a force is applied, so the fluid behaves like a solid, returning to its original flexible state after impact. Our product is the future of high-impact technology.

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Product with Polyanswer’s Patented Technology, a maleable and flexible material

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When suffering an impact , it changes to a solid state, absorbing the impact energy and reducing transmission of force.

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After impact, the material returns to a flexible state and back to its original shape.

What we can do for you

Our goal is to become a world-leading reference company in impact protection and shock absorbing materials. Our experience in product development allows us to be the perfect partner to develop solutions for each specific type of need.

We can provide you:

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(fluid as raw material)
TAILOR MADE SOLUTIONS
HIGH-IMPACT TECHNOLOGY
(HIT PRODUCTS)

Polyanswer’s Patented Technology

Our material can be used in conventional polymer processing technologies (injection and extrusion) and industrial machines (textile industry and footwear). The fluid is compatible with thermoplastic and thermosetting (resins and foams) polymers, improving impact protection in traditional products. We can develop and provide our customers the required composition for their specific needs.

The best solution on the market

The best companies already acknowledge that this is the best technology for high-impact protection, but the vast majority still use other kind of materials. Polyanswer is the best product in the market because it’s a product made inhouse, with the proper choice and control of its chemistry and reagents. Besides giving higher values of energy absorption even with thinner and more comfortable materials, it’s also eco friendly.

Tailor made solutions

We believe that each project is different, so we aim to develop products to fit the exact customers’s needs. We also maintain a continuous investigation programme in order to keep improving product’s development. Each component is tested to the highest standards. We have protocols with Porto and Minho Engineering Universities Departments to test and characterize our products. Our solutions are designed to offer maximum protection combined with flexibility. These solutions are suitable for markets where the impact protection is crucial. We believe we can improve with every project and take our partners to the next level of impact protection.

We can develop prototype pieces for testing and improving product’s design and performance.
We have strategic partnerships with independent certifying entities and we have the capacity to produce prototype parts for testing.
We provide personalized support from product design to production in order to meet our customers needs.
We have the design team ready to create and develop new products from scratch.
The materials are selected taking into account the characteristics of the product and its production process.
We can help you to develop your product for a better performance, with the desired properties and characteristics, through simulation and finite models software.

High-Impact technology (HIT products)

We are currently developing products for many purposes. Data sheets for commercial approach have also been developed. We invite producers to test our product and we provide personal technical assistance for those tests. We are currently working on a portfolio with a wide variety of applications and solutions for different markets and customer’s needs.

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What they say about us

A winning project. A dedicated team

Our technology is based on the production of a non-Newtonian fluid (shear-thickening fluid) produced with recyclable materials. The material confers excellent properties to the products that are impacted at high speeds. The product is malleable and flexible, but its viscosity increases when a force is applied, so the fluid behaves like a solid, returning to its original flexible state after impact. Our product is the future of high-impact technology.

Our strategy is not to produce for end users, but for equipment manufacturers and retailers. In this B2B model we are able to assist each of our customers and focus on the impact material. We also aim to maintain a continuous investigation programme in order to improve product development for different usages. Our ambition is to work in partnership with other companies providing them the best personalized materials for the best possible performance of their products.

Our goal is to become a world-leading reference company in impact protection and shock absorbing materials. The traditional materials on the market are heavy, rigid and inefficient in preventing collateral damage from impact due to poor absorption and dissipation of the impact energy. There is a wide range of impact protection products in different economic sectors, like winter and extreme/contact sports (hockey, American football, etc.), motorcycling (garments, helmets, etc.), footwear and defence (ballistic vests, shields, batons, military vehicles, etc.).

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Miguel Pimentel

Chief Executive Officer

Financial Management Degree, MBA, MSc Finance, DBA student. Researcher in Asset management and Executive compensation. Board member in financial institutions for 20 years.

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Pedro Pinto

Chief Comercial Officer

Textile engineer. Master in Marketing and Textile design.

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Bruno Oliveira

Production Director

Chemical Degree. Master of Properties and Technologies of Polymers. Scientific publications about materials development.

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Igor Ribeiro

Project Manager

Chemical Degree, 2 patents in development of new materials.

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Nelson Oliveira

CAE Development

Master Integrated in polymer engineer, PhD in Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing. Scientific publications. Co-adviser in Polymer Engineering masters.

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SpinPark — Centro de Incubação de Base Tecnológica
Zona Industrial da Gandra, S. Cláudio do Barco
4805-017 Guimarães, Portugal
+351-253-540-107
info@polyanswer.com
Tax nº 513 140 603

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Helmets Protectors – HP Head protector
The technology patented by Polyanswer is used for impact protection and shock absorption products of several market segments. The properties of this dilatant material depend on the intensity of the applied force. This presents itself as malleable and flexible when it suffers an impact exists a reaction of the material, changing to a hard state, allowing absorbing the impact energy and reduce transmission of force. After impact, the material is returned to the flexible state.
The product combines the protection level, flexibility and ergonomic with the easiness of being integrated in any helmet. It can be used in motorcycle, sports and protection helmets.

Advantages:
• Developed to offer greater capacity to impact energy absorption, providing greater protection;
• This protection can be personalized for various production techniques in order to obtain maximum performance;
• Design development to obtain more comfort and protection;
• Its flexibility will allow to increase the ergonomics and comfort;
• It can be designed to be breathable.

Version:1.1
Revision date: 11/11/16

Motorcycle Protectors – MP back protector
The technology patented by Polyanswer provides enhanced protection and flexible material for a host of shock absorption and impact protection applications.
Market solutions are the traditional rigid foams. The Polyanswer solution is a back protector with greater capacity to impact energy absorption, designed to be flexible in order to provide comfort and protection. The MP back protector can be used in motorcycle market.

Advantages:
• Developed to achieve higher capacity of impact energy absorption, providing greater protection.
• Its flexibility will enable the back move naturally, increasing its ergonomics and comfort
• Designed to be breathable
• It offers thermal stability, having the same protection to different type of weather
• Ergonomic design for comfort and protection
• According certified bt the standard EN1621-2

Version:1.1
Revision date: 18/11/16

Footwear Protectors – FP Instep protector
The technology patented by Polyanswer provides enhanced protection and flexible material for a host of shock absorption and impact protection applications.
The solutions currently on the Market are inflexible, uncomfortable and substandard Instep protection, Instep protector offers a high absorption of impact energy, low thickness, soft that is incorporated in the boot. The instep protector can be used in footwear and motorcycle markets.

Advantages:
• Engineered to generate greater capacity to impact energy absorption, increasing the protection of the instep.
• Its flexibility allows the foot to move naturally, increasing ergonomics and comfort;
• It can be customizable depending on the shoes type and expected performance.
• Designed to be breathable
• Low thickness makes it unnoticeable.
• According certified y the standard EN1621-1

Version:1.1
Revision date: 06/10/16

Motorcycle Protectors – MP knee protector
The technology patented by Polyanswer provides enhanced protection and flexible material for a host of shock absorption and impact protection applications.
Serving as the most flexible and protecting solutions in the market, it can be used in many application fields (e.g. defense, cycling, mountain, extreme sports, horsemanship and winter sports).

Advantages:
• Developed to offer greater capacity to impact energy absorption, providing greater protection
• Can be customized according to the intended market for maximum performance
• Its flexibility will allow a natural leg movement, increasing the ergonomics and comfort
• Design to be breathable
• Ergonomic design for comfort and protection
• Low profile
• Extreme flexibility
• According certified by the standard EN1621-1:2012

Version:1.1
Revision date: 06/10/16

Motorcycle Protectors – MP knee protector
The technology patented by Polyanswer provides enhanced protection and flexible material for a host of shock absorption and impact protection applications.
Serving as the most flexible and protecting solutions in the market. It can be used in other application fields (e.g. defence, mountain extreme sports and winter sports).

Advantages:
• Developed to offer greater capacity to impact energy absorption, providing greater protection
• Can be customized according to the intended market for maximum performance
• Design to be breathable
• Ergonomic design for comfort and protection
• Low profile
• Extreme flexibility
• Certified by the standard EN1621-1:2012

Version:1.2
Revision date: 18/11/16

Footwear Protectors – FP Ankle protector
The Polyanswer’s patented technology is used for impact protection and shock absorption products in a wide range of sectors of the economy.
The current market solutions are uncomfortable and have a weak capacity of shock absorption. The Ankle protector combines protection, flexibility and ergonomics in order to be easily included in any product protection. The product can be used in footwear, sports and defense markets.

Advantages:
• Developed to offer high absorption of impact energy, increasing protection in the Ankle area;
• Its flexibility allows the foot to move naturally, increasing mobility and comfort.
• According certified by the standard BS EN 13634:2010 and EN ISO 20344:2011.
• It can be customizable depending on the shoes type and expected performance.
• The low thickness of the Ankle protector becomes slightly noticeable.

Version:1.2
Revision date: 06/10/16

Motorcycle Protectors – MP elbow protector
The technology patented by Polyanswer provides enhanced protection and flexible material for a host of shock absorption and impact protection applications.
Serving as the most flexible and protecting solutions in the market, it can be used in many application fields (e.g. defense, cycling, mountain, extreme sports, horsemanship and winter sports).

Advantages:
• Developed to offer greater capacity to impact energy absorption, providing greater protection
• Can be customized according to the intended market for maximum performance
• Its flexibility will allow a natural leg movement, increasing the ergonomics and comfort
• Design to be breathable
• Ergonomic design for comfort and protection
• Low profile
• Extreme flexibility
• According certified by the standard EN1621-1:2012

Version:1.1
Revision date: 06/10/16

Motorcycle Protectors – MP elbow protector
The technology patented by Polyanswer provides enhanced protection and flexible material for a host of shock absorption and impact protection applications.
Serving as the most flexible and protecting solutions in the market, it can be used in many application fields (e.g. defense, cycling, mountain, extreme sports, horsemanship and winter sports).

Advantages:
• Developed to offer greater capacity to impact energy absorption, providing greater protection
• Can be customized according to the intended market for maximum performance
• Its flexibility will allow a natural leg movement, increasing the ergonomics and comfort
• Design to be breathable
• Ergonomic design for comfort and protection
• Low profile
• Extreme flexibility
• According certified by the standard EN1621-1:2012

Version:1.1
Revision date: 06/10/16

Head Protector – HP Head protector
The technology patented by Polyanswer provides enhanced protection and flexibility to shock absorption and impact protection applications.
Developed as the most flexible and protective solution in the market. This material was implemented in motorcycle protection, despite that it can be used in many applications as it the area of sports (cycling, mountain, extreme sports, collective sports, horse sports and winter sports).

Advantages:
• Offers a greater capacity to impact energy absorption, improving the level of protection;
• Can be customized according with costumer requirements
• Its flexibility allows the head to move more natural,
• Breathable
• Ergonomic designed for comfort and protection
• Low profile
• It offers thermal stability, having the same level of protection, despite weather conditions.

Version:1.1
Revision date: 06/10/16

Motorcycle Protectors – MP Hip protector
The technology patented by Polyanswer provides enhanced protection and flexible material for a host of shock absorption and impact protection applications.
Serving as the most flexible and protecting solutions in the market. It can be used in other application fields (e.g. mountain, extreme sports and winter sports).

Advantages:
• Developed to offer greater capacity to impact energy absorption, providing greater protection
• Can be customized according to the intended market for maximum performance
• Design to be breathable
• Ergonomic design for comfort and protection
• Low profile
• Extreme flexibility
• Certified by the standard EN1621-1:2012

Version:1.1
Revision date: 06/10/16

Motorcycle Protectors – MP shoulder protector
The technology patented by Polyanswer provides enhanced protection and flexible material for a host of shock absorption and impact protection applications.
Serving as the most flexible and protecting solutions in the market. It can be used in other application fields (e.g. defense, mountain extreme sports and winter sports).

Advantages:
• Developed to offer greater capacity to impact energy absorption, providing greater protection
• Can be customized according to the intended market for maximum performance
• Design to be breathable
• Ergonomic design for comfort and protection
• Low profile
• Extreme flexibility
• Certified by the standard EN1621-1:2012

Version:1.2
Revision date: 21/11/16

Motorcycle Protectors – MP shoulder protector
The technology patented by Polyanswer provides enhanced protection and flexible material for a host of shock absorption and impact protection applications.
Serving as the most flexible and protecting solutions in the market. It can be used in other application fields (e.g. mountain, extreme sports and winter sports).

Advantages:
• Developed to offer greater capacity to impact energy absorption, providing greater protection
• Can be customized according to the intended market for maximum performance
• Design to be breathable
• Ergonomic design for comfort and protection
• Low profile
• Extreme flexibility
• Certified by the standard EN1621-1:2012

Version:1.2
Revision date: 18/11/16