Physical Eastern Conference Finals Put Top Protective Gear on Display as Bruins Match Up Against Penguins
Boston, Pittsburgh among early adopters of head and body protection from Unequal Technologies
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins suit up for game three of the NHL's Eastern Conference Finals, numerous players will hit the ice armored with the latest innovations in customized, concealed sports protection from Unequal® Technologies. Patrice Bergeron and Sidney Crosby both added Unequal supplemental head padding to their helmets on their return from their respective high-profile concussions; other players including Brad Marchand and goalies for both teams have been outfitted with Unequal.
The Boston Bruins were professional hockey's earliest adopters of Unequal's military-grade composite fortified with DuPont™ Kevlar®, supplementing a number of players' gear with Unequal in the team's run to the 2011 Stanley Cup championship.
"We probably have two-thirds of our team wearing Unequal supplemental head padding in some form now," said Bruins athletic trainer Don DelNegro. "My number one job is to protect the players from injury and to help them recover as quickly as possible. Unequal is superior to anything I have used to help me do just that."
Unequal Technologies' patented composite padding can be easily added to supplement hockey helmets, shin pads, elbow pads and more. Typically less than a quarter of an inch thick, the Unequal composite helps disperse impact forces. Tests at third-party ISO17025-accredited test labs show Unequal products reduce up to 50 percent of severity index, or measured impact. An even thinner product, Unequal Armor Skin™, can be sewn into socks and jerseys to provide abrasion resistance from slashes and skates.
"The applications for Unequal in hockey are endless," said Rob Vito, CEO of Unequal Technologies. "Our composite is very flexible and can be cut, glued, stitched or taped to help add extra protection to almost any existing padding. We see more and more players in the NHL turning to Unequal to help protect themselves from potential head and body injuries."
Unequal Technologies has been invited to address athletic trainers and equipment managers from all levels of professional hockey at the PHATS/SPHEM Annual Meeting to be held June 24-28 in Las Vegas. CEO Rob Vito will address sports protection and discuss the company's technology.
To learn more about Unequal products or Unequal Technologies, visit unequal.com.
About Unequal Technologies
Unequal Technologies' mission is to protect people in the military, sports, work and life. Unequal Technologies is the leading provider of supplemental protection technology. Its patented fusion of military-grade composite fortified with DuPont™ Kevlar® is engineered for customized, concealed protection. Unequal is committed to help reduce blunt force trauma generated by sports and military impacts. Professionals in the NFL, NHL, MLB, X Games, as well as college and youth athletes in football, baseball, soccer, hockey, lacrosse, action sports, contact sports and other activities, wear Unequal's protective head and body gear. With more than 70 international and U.S. patents and patents pending, Unequal products have been tested by independent certified laboratories, OEM facilities and top universities. Unequal is the proud recipient of the DuPont Kevlar Innovation Award and is one of Forbes' 100 Most Promising Companies. For more information, visit www.unequal.com.
SOURCE Unequal Technologies
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