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HexArmor Partners with Guatemala-Based Titon Ideas to Release First-of-its-kind Safety Helmet Suspension System

HexArmor®, a global industrial personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturer, has partnered with a Guatemala-based engineering and innovation company, Titon Ideas, to combine HexArmor’s industry-leading safety helmets with Titon Idea’s first-of-its-kind, patented suspension system technology, Kinetix™.

“Kinetix is a brand-new, concept for the industrial safety market,” said Juan Pablo Alfaro, co-founder and CEO, Titon Ideas. “It was ideated, designed, patented, and developed by talented engineering teams in Guatemala to help address head injuries – but in a very unique way that’s never been seen before in the safety world.”

With Kinetix, an impact to the head triggers a dynamic chain of events through three innovative components that flex and work together – flex bands, power bars, and pivot points – to absorb and redirect the impact’s force away from the head and neck. Tested to ANSI/ISEA standards, third party data shows that Kinetix diverts and reduces the impact to a wearer’s head and neck up to 40 percent more than leading competitors on the market.

“Due to this dynamic nature of changing the direction and magnitude of force, we call Kinetix a ‘machine inside the safety helmet’ because it acts just like a simple machine would,” added Alfaro. “And we’re thrilled to have found a partner in HexArmor to help us bring this potentially life-saving technology to the market.”

This suspension system is patented in the U.S. and found inside HexArmor’s all-new Ceros XA250 climbing-style safety helmet, creating a head protection system that is up to two times safer than the ANSI/ISEA force transmission requirement in impact protection for Type 1 safety helmets.

The Ceros XA250 safety helmet with Kinetix suspension system is manufactured in the U.S. and designed with climbing-style features that include a shorter at-height brim and a fixed chinstrap, making it exceptionally versatile across countless applications. The XA250 meets ANSI Z89.1 standard, Type 1, Class C and EN12492 clauses for shock absorption to front, rear, and sides; penetration; and retention system.

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