ICS Laboratories, Inc. was established in 1995 to provide testing and conformity assessment services for Personal Protective Equipment or PPE and related devices. They are the leading independent laboratory in North America for testing and conformity assessment of protective equipment and one of the foremost in the world. ICS Laboratories provides specialized, experienced testing of protective equipment for Eye and Face Protection, Helmet / Head Protection, Athletic Equipment, Respiratory Protection, and Biological and Chemical Protective Clothing. As a specialist facility, their reputation for expertise, competence, and client service is unrivaled.
IMPACT PROTECTION FOAM
Impact Protection Foam ensures Ball Cap Liner is responsive, adaptable, and durable in a variety of environments and at various speeds and angles.
Impact Protection Foam is designed to bolster protection when the speed of an oncoming projectile increases. This makes it significantly more effective at higher velocities. Impact Protection Foam is soft when at rest, and instantly hardens when stressed. When this happens the material solidifies to form a comfortable protective shell in order to absorb more impact. This is essential in protecting pitchers and fielders when they only have a fraction of a second to react.
Our Impact Protection Foam is designed to withstand repetitive high impact force. It is equipped with breathable, flexible technology for extended wearability, ensuring athletes are protected when necessary and comfortable at all times.
WE USE HIGH IMPACT METAL REPLACEMENT TECHNOLOGY TO PROVIDE THE HIGHEST QUALITY PROTECTION FOR OUR ATHLETES
Synthetic polymers are among the most versatile and dependable materials available for head protection gear. These high-performance resins are primarily used in injection-molding and extrusion processes due to their high durability and strength. This metal replacement material is a key aspect of the design of Ball Cap Liner, as it provides the reliability and flexibility needed for complete protection.
Ball Cap Liner’s metal replacement outer shell is combined with Impact Protection Foam technologies to reinforce impact protection and shield athletes from direct and glancing blows caused by high-velocity projectiles. Ball Cap Liner’s metal replacement is thin, lightweight and extremely durable in order to provide top-level protection in a comfortable, practically unnoticeable fashion.
STRENGTH AND DURABILITY
Ball Cap Liner’s innovators were accompanied by experienced development engineers during prototype manufacturing and specific component testing in mold optimization. This collaboration ensured Ball Cap Liner exceeded requirements tested and approved by ICS Inc. Laboratories. This guarantees our customers are provided with a complete head protection solution that is affordable, adaptable and reliable.
PITCHER HEAD PROTECTION
There are many debates concerning head protection in baseball and softball, and how it should be implemented into the sport. Ball Cap Liner is the most lightweight, technologically advanced and comfortable head protection accessory available for pitchers and fielders. We understand that players want to look good on the field. More importantly, we know that safety is the priority. Ball Cap Liner achieves both.
BCL is a patented design that is strong, sleek, and exceeds youth baseball and youth softball frontal impact standards. It is engineered with materials and is only ¼” thick. Cliff Floyd, the creator of BCL and Major League Baseball veteran, designed BCL to be unnoticeable when worn and effective enough to protect players from direct impacts. According to the Southern Impact Research Center, the authority on impact protection and testing in the US, “Almost all ball head impacts in baseball are glancing blows, however, the temple area is the most vulnerable part of the human body and a direct impact at 30MPH can kill you.”