RHEON™ technology

RHEON™ technology has been developed for over 15 years by a group of scientists, engineers and designers at Imperial College, London – regarded as one of the leading institutes of  innovation around the world.  The name originates from the branch of physics “Rheology”. The unique discipline explores the flow of matter and how that matter reacts when force is applied to it.

Its principles are at the core of RHEON™ technology.

Liquid Form RHEON

How it Works

RHEON™ technology can control energy of any amplitude or frequency – from small vibrations to life-threatening single impacts. At the core of the RHEON™ technology platform is an active polymer that intelligently strengthens in response to movement.

RHEON has developed a way of incorporating these highly strain-rate sensitive polymers into functional structures, giving products unique levels of energy control. The breakthrough technology can give products properties previously thought impossible with conventional materials.


Impact Control

RHEON dynamically dissipates energy. Not only can it intelligently dissipate more energy than conventional static materials, but the technology remains soft and flexible when in its natural state.

This property provides a breakthrough for applications where flexibility and movement are paramount but high levels of protection are a must.


Vibration Control

RHEON actively dampens vibration and noise. The technology reacts to control small vibrations or constant noise for enhanced performance and comfort in any application where reducing vibration is a must.



Tension Control

RHEON reacts to changes in movement. This enables the technology to dynamically stiffen, giving support when needed most and relaxing when not.


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