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.

bolas
icon1

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

icon2

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

icon3

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

Products

DILATANT FLUID & COMPOUNDED SYSTEMS

Polyanswer core technologies include the Dilatant Fluid as raw material, and Compounded Systems for industrial processing.

Raw material – Dilatant Fluid

Raw material Dilatant Fluid 2 copy

This is the base patented product for systems development. It can be used as raw for certain applications or additivated in various materials and formulations such as foams and thermoplastics.

DEC – Dilatant Elastomeric Compound

DEC Dilatant Elastomeric Compound copy

Liquid System used in screen printing machines for the production of flexible protections for sports and other technical parts for impact protection.

DFC – Dilatant Foam Compound

DFC Dilatant Foam Compound copy

Polyurethane system projected for the RIM (Reaction Injection Moulding) process for technical foam production. This product combines impact energy absorption properties with flexibility.

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.

Target Markets

Polyanswer’s impact protection technology currently suitable for two markets worth a total of $90 billion in 2026.

SPORTS PROTECTION MARKET
Sports Protection Market

Expected to reach $10.2 billion by 2026
Growing at a CAGR of 3,9% (2019-2026)
(Allied Market Research)

PERSONAL PROTECTION MARKET
Personal Protection Market

Expected to reach $79.66 billion by 2026
Growing at a CAGR of 6,6% (2019-2026)
(Grand View Research)

R&D Excellence

Polyanswer continuous R&D on new applications of its Technology will increase addressable markets. R&D excellence was recognized by the Portuguese National Innovation Agency in 2020 with the “R&D suitability certification”.

Technical Textiles

Technical Textiles copy

Plastic Additives

Plastic Additives copy

Vibration Damping

Vibration Damping copy

Thermal Isolation

Thermal Isolation copy

Accoustic Isolation

Accoustic Isolation copy

Protections

High-Impact technology Products

We maintain a continuous product development program to prove our technology potential and address the needs of our target markets where the impact protection is crucial. Each component is tested to the highest standards. Our elastomer products are designed to offer maximum protection combined with flexibility.

What they say about us

A winning project. A dedicated team

Our Vision – to become an innovative world-leading reference supplier of impact absorbing technology, making it widely available to several industries..

Our Mission – to fulfil the present and future needs of the market and to meet the challenges of our partners through continuous innovation and product development. To contribute effectively to the protection of people and equipment, To ensure the company business sustainability and value creation to all the stakeholders.

miguel_mini

Miguel Pimentel

Chief Financial Officer

Financial Management Degree, MBA, MSc Finance. Board member in financial institutions for 20 years.

pedro_mini

Pedro Pinto

Chief Operating Officer

Textile engineer. Master in Marketing and Textile design.

FotoLLV

Luís Vieira

Chief Executive Officer

Electrical Engineer, MBA, Post-Graduate in Finance. Over 20 years experience in sales, procurement and venture capital.

bruno_mini

Bruno Oliveira

Head of R&D & Production

Chemical Degree. Master of Properties and Technologies of Polymers.

igor_mini

Igor Ribeiro

Head of Quality and Supply Chain

Chemical Degree, 2 patents in development of new materials.

Claudia MartinsFinal

Cláudia Martins

Technical Sales

Sales and Marketing Executive with a chemical engineering background.

POSSIBLE ANSWER S.A.
Parque Industrial da Pousa, Lote 37
4755-411 Pousa, Portugal
info@polyanswer.com
Tax nº 513 140 603

button_close-128
polyanswer_fichas-tecnicas-1_notxt-min
polyanswer_fichas-tecnicas-2_notxt-min
polyanswer_fichas-tecnicas-3_notxt-min
polyanswer_fichas-tecnicas-4_notxt-min
polyanswer_fichas-tecnicas-5-min-1
polyanswer_fichas-tecnicas-5_female-min
polyanswer_fichas-tecnicas-elbow-male_notxt-min
polyanswer_fichas-tecnicas-elbow_notxt-min
polyanswer_fichas-tecnicas-gorro_notxt-min
polyanswer_fichas-tecnicas-hip_notxt-min-2
polyanswer_fichas-tecnicas-shoulder-malefemale_notxt-min
polyanswer_fichas-tecnicas-shoulder-female_notxt-min

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