HOW DOES RE ZRO PROTECT ME?
RE ZRO’s Supermolecule Energy Absorption System protects the end user through the fracture of the molecular bonds under impact, releasing energy through heat and sound, a material behaviour known as shear-thinning.
The Supermolecules then recombine immediately after impact, REsetting to ZRO. RE ZRO’s products also benefit from patent-pending impact structures that further enhance the material performance to ensure impressive impact protection in a thin, flexible, and highly breathable protector.
WHAT IS SHEAR THINNING?
Shear-thinning is a behaviour of Non-Newtonian fluids which serve as the basis for RE ZRO’s materials.
This means that upon impact the material's viscosity decreases (softens) to absorb the impact force ensuring maximum protection in RE ZRO’s thin and lightweight armour.
CAN I WASH MY PROTECTORS?
To avoid any damage, the protectors should be removed from clothing before washing or cleaning.
If soiled, wipe gently with a soft cloth damped in cool water only. Allow to air dry away from sunlight or direct heat sources before refitting to your garment.
WHY IS BIODEGRADATION IMPORTANT?
Recyclability alone is not enough. With global recycling rates at just 13% we needed to find a solution that went a step beyond.
Don’t get us wrong, recycling is incredibly important and so our products are extremely recyclable and we urge all RE ZRO users to correctly dispose of their protectors when the time comes.
However should any RE ZRO products end up in landfill, they will biodegrade in 3-5 years leaving nothing behind, REturning to ZRO.
HOW DO YOU TEST RE ZRO PARTS?
All RE ZRO products are tested and certified according to the CE EN-1621 standard for Motorcyclists’ Personal Protective Equipment.
During this testing the parts undergo rigorous impact testing to ensure they are fit for purpose. This standard is also used as a benchmark for protection in the cycling and ski markets.
WILL THE ARMOUR BIODEGRADE
IN MY JACKET?
In short no!
In order to start the biodegradation process the RE ZRO parts must be in an oxygen-depleted, microbe-rich environment such as landfill so you can rest assured that whilst the armour is in your garment, it is doing its job and keeping you protected.
HOW LONG DOES THE ARMOUR TAKE TO FULLY BIODEGRADE?
If RE ZRO products end up in landfill the TOTO-TOA® technology enables bacteria and microbes to colonise the plastic and feast on the carbon structures of the products, breaking them down fully into biomass and biogas, biodegrading within 3-5 years.