According to medical experts, due to osteoporosis, decreased bone strength, fragile femur neck, muscle atrophy caused by muscle strength decline is not enough to protect bones and other reasons, the elderly are very prone to fractures when they are impacted by external forces.
How nice it would be if there were wearable "armor" that could protect the elderly! The surprising news is that in the newly released list of the top 30 most valuable enterprises in Ningbo in 2021, there is such a high-tech company. This dream of protecting hundreds of millions of people is being realized in Ningbo Zhongju New Materials Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Province, where the esPROTM nano-intelligent energy-absorbing protective material independently developed by the company has been mass-produced in 2020 and has been adopted by many domestic and foreign brands.
The company's founding team are from the Chinese Academy of Sciences system, the main members of the team have studied in Germany to study experience, and engaged in scientific research and production and operation in well-known high-tech enterprises and served as executives for many years, in 2016 independent entrepreneurship to develop intelligent new materials with completely independent intellectual property rights.
The person in charge of the company told reporters that ESPROTM is a high-performance polymer composite material with functions such as damping, energy absorption and shock absorption prepared through a variety of composite material technologies. When the impact external force acts on the ESPROTM material, most of the external force is converted into heat through the movement of the specially designed molecular chain, and part of it is converted into heat through the microphase region and the two-phase interface, so that most of the energy of the impact external force can be converted and diffused into the environment, thereby protecting people or objects from damage, suitable for one or multiple repeated protection, which can be used for slow or rapid impact.
In Ningbo Sino Polymat Materials Company, the reporter witnessed the demonstration of the technicians: on a piece of glass covered with ESPROTM materials and conventional protective materials, with the same iron ball from the same height smashed into glass, the glass covering the conventional material was smashed into pieces, and the glass protected by ESPROTM was safe and sound!
The reporter learned that at present, ESPROTM materials have been used for high-end sports protection, military and police protection, industrial shock absorption, shoe material shock absorption, and research and development tests and manufacturing of various protective products. Open customers include ONEAL, MOTOBOY, LS2, Scilite and other domestic and international first-line brands.
The head of the company said that more than 20 years ago, British scientist Richard Palmer came up with the idea of inventing a material that can effectively protect the human body after a terrible ski accident. In 2005, the world's first intelligent energy-absorbing material D3O was launched in the UK. Today, D3O has become the darling of well-known brands in the United Kingdom and the United States.
As the world's largest application market for human protective materials, China has always lacked its own technology that truly has core technologies. Today, with 26 patents, ECSPROTM has achieved a difficult journey from 0 to 1. The next step will be to achieve a gorgeous turn from a start-up to a unicorn.