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Designing the Perfect Memorial: Sorbothane & the Air Force Memorial 

Posted by Evolve July 23, 2019

When architect James Ingo Freed set out to conceive a memorial for the Air Force, he faced a problem of weight and wisp: How to design a monumental structure that evokes that most structureless of mediums, the air itself? The inspiration came to Freed while he was watching television.


Mayfield Athletics S.A.F.E. Clip  

May 14, 2019

The design team from Mayfield Athletics reached out to Sorbothane, Inc. when searching for the perfect shock absorbing material to use in their new S.A.F.E. Clip facemask brackets. Learn more. 


Extending Machine Life & Improving Performance With Sorbothane 

March 14, 2018

Damaging vibration, shock and unwanted noise are a fact of life with rotating and oscillating machinery. Both shock and vibration can cause moderate to severe damage to equipment - increasing operating costs, reducing productivity and adversely effecting part quality. Learn how Sorbothane damps vibration. 


Water-Resistant Sorbothane Provides Shock & Vibration Protection 

August 07, 2017

The Sorbothane, Inc. engineering team developed a formulation to make Water-Resistant Sorbothane® impervious to moisture while keeping in tact its ability to handle impact and isolate vibration. Learn more about the features and benefits of Water-Resistant Sorbothane®. 


Sorbothane Sheet Stock: The Perfect Impact Absorbing Material 

July 10, 2017

Sorbothane® Sheet Stock offers a quick and effective method for isolating a wide variety of loads and equipment. It is available in a variety of sizes, from 4” X 6” to 25” X 25”, and a wide range of thicknesses and durometers. Sorbothane® is the perfect impact absorbing material that can be used to create an impeccable anti vibration pad.


KICK-EEZ Recoil Pads – Recoil for Rifles Case Study 

May 04, 2017

Sore and bruised shoulders are common in the shooting sports. Recoil can cause discomfort, pain and make second shots less accurate. Sport shooters and hunters can easily fire 100 rounds in a day - during practice or competition. To absorb the impact of recoil, entrepreneur Willard M. Latimer created the Sorbothane® KICK-EEZ® Pad. The KICK-EEZ® Recoil Pad is the only pad made of Sorbothane®, a viscoelastic polymer that has been medically and scientifically proven to be the finest cushioning material available. Learn more about this custom solution.


Sorbothane Case Protects Raw Egg From Ceiling Drop 

April 10, 2017

Design World technical and editorial staff decided to test the impact protection of Sorbothane® by dropping a raw egg, enclosed in a Sorbothane® case, from the ceiling of their converted warehouse offices in Cleveland, Ohio. It worked! Learn more about Sorbothane® and its damping abilities.


The Evolution of Sorbothane Insoles: A 40+ Year Old History 

April 09, 2017

For over 34 years, Sorbothane® Insoles have proven to be the best defense against foot pain and impact-related injuries. Manufactured in Kent, Ohio, Sorbothane® Insoles have quickly gained worldwide recognition by providing comfort and delivering long-lasting cushioning. Learn more about the development of Sorbothane® Insoles.


SOFT-BLOW MALLET - Energy Absorbing Material Case Study 

Posted by Evolve March 08, 2017

Sorbothane partnered with the United Auto Workers, in Ypsilanti, to design and produce a long-lasting Sorbothane® SOFT-BLOW MALLET that would make clean contact with the accessories being installed without marring or denting the freshly painted body panels. This saved the plant time and repair costs.


LiveKühn PeacePads - Hip & Tailbone Protection for Skaters Case Study 

February 21, 2017

11-year-old Rachel suffered an impact related hip injury and was forced from the ice for over a year. Her injury and time on the sidelines prompted Rachel to seek out safety gear that would enable her to practice new skills fearlessly, and with reduced risk of injury.

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