Songjiang, Shanghai -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/04/2015 -- WeeTect has inaugurated a hockey helmet visor testing lab of the 21st century. This is a facility of its kind that aims at improving safety in this adored sport.
Hockey is one of the loved sports in the whole world. This game is referred to as a contact sport, as players, whether or not they are playing full contact league, are bound to have injuries, when their bodies collide or hit by errant sticks.
While a helmet in the game of hockey cannot guarantee you 100% safety, it is still very important to put it on, as a player without one is more likely to get severe injuries than a player in one. The gear mostly protects your head and neck from bombardment and cuts. In addition to these, the use of quality and tested hockey helmet visors is even more effective.
According to a recent statistic released by WeeTect, it was established that there were about 40, 000 eye related sport injuries every year, while 90% of them could have been prevented. Of the 40,000 cases, one third of the victims were children. Therefore, one of the prevention of such and many more injuries could have been through the use of high quality helmets fitted correctly with appropriate visors. This is the main goal for this new visor testing lab.
There are many manufacturers these days, but only a few of them produce high quality headgears. They effectively reduce the impact of a crash, thereby making all the difference between severe or no injuries at all during a crash. Helmets have foam as a component. During an accident, they prevent injuries, as the foam is crashed. This in turn extends your head's stopping time, at a rate of 6 Microseconds. The peak impact to the brain as a result of the crash is therefore reduced significantly. This is one major component whose effectiveness will be determined in this new laboratory.
Before you purchase a shield or visor for your helmet, it is important to go through some internationally recommended features of a hockey helmet visor. There are mainly three types of shields these days. These are the half, which normally protects the area in front of your face across the eyes, and only cuts the area slightly below the nose.
There is also the combo, which means the combination of the cage and the half shield. In the combo, the upper part is the shield while the cage starts somewhere below the nose, where the half shield ends. It protects the lower side of your face. The third one is the full visor. As the name suggests, it is made with a uniform yet thicker molding of the half or the upper part of the combo shield. Compared to the cage, they are said to be durable.
Before you purchase your visor, you need to be sure that you are getting a product worth your money. This can only be possible if the hockey helmet visor is fully tested in a certified laboratory. There are many bodies that test hockey helmet visors before they are released to the market. Some of them are like the Hockey Equipment Certification Council Inc (H.E.C.C) and the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM). All these bodies have set aside regulations to govern how visors should be manufactured. After they are manufactured, they are subjected to a test that will determine their reliability.
The manufacturers are required to produce visors that can resist certain amounts of force, whether they are compatible to the helmet, what is the area of coverage. They must be hard enough to resist errant sticks that could otherwise cause serious injuries. A thorough test is done on all the products before the qualifying ones are branded with a sticker from the testing body and later released to the market.
WeeTect has been manufacturing quite a number hockey helmet visors and wear accessories. With a new hockey helmet visor testing lab, hockey players are likely to be safe and protected from unnecessary injuries. This is a guarantee when they purchase those visors that have been tested in a laboratory with modern and sophisticated testing equipment like the WeeTect Laboratories.
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