Flax-Based Bike Helmet Is Heavy but Safer for the Environment

James Dart, a recent UK university graduate, has invented a sustainable bicycle helmet made with a flax-based bio resin from a company called DragonKraft.   (Source: James Dart)
James Dart, a recent UK university graduate, has invented a sustainable bicycle helmet made with a flax-based bio resin from a company called DragonKraft.
(Source: James Dart)

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Rob Spiegel
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Testing for safety
Rob Spiegel   10/7/2013 11:41:18 AM
Interesting product. I would think helmet manufacturers would be interested in testing this concept. Testing is one area where the home inventor is at a great disadvantage.

Elizabeth M
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New directions in bio-materials
Elizabeth M   10/7/2013 6:45:04 AM
I like the idea of this helmet and the direction in which James Dart is going with his inventions. Replacing materials that are traditionally bad for the environment with more sustainable and eco-friendly materials is certainly the way forward for textile design and it's good to see young minds like Dart's thinking like this. Although this helmet may not be ready for commercial mass production yet, it's certainly not beyond the realm of possibility that this or something similar could be the helmet of choice for people in the not-so-distant future.

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