The Science of a Better Day
Many have asked about our Research and Development at ATI ( Akervall Technologies Inc.) Here is some of the science explained.
Shore D Hardness
Shore D hardness measures the hardness of semi rigid and hard plastics and indicates the resistance of a material to indentation. SOVA material* has a higher Shore D hardness when compared to EVA** which makes the material more difficult to indent.
* SOVA material (51-55) ** EVA material (15-45)
The Shore D hardness of the SOVA material is one example of the SOVA Advantage.
The Science of a Better DayMany have asked about our Research and Development at ATI ( Akervall Technologies Inc.) Here is some of the science explained. Storage Modulus Storage modulus is a very important parameter for mouthguards because it is a measure of how much impact energy can be elastically stored in the material. The SOVA material with a [...]
The Science of a Better DayMany have asked about our Research and Development at ATI ( Akervall Technologies Inc.) Here is some of the science explained.Tensile StrengthTensile strength describes the maximum stress the material can sustain before failure. The range of tensile strength of SOVA material* is at least 30% higher when compared to EVA** which is used [...]
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