Structural compounds for S1 safety stirrups – Safe Riding

Structural compounds for S1 safety stirrups - Safe Riding

For a company specializing in the production of compounds for special applications such as LATI, the most sought-after success is to provide answers to those who work in the field of safety and design. This is even more valid if the project adopting LATI’s proposals is meant to protect people’s safety and health.
This is the case of Safety First stirrups of the Safe Riding brand, a special device designed, patented and marketed by the company to ensure maximum safety and comfort for all riding enthusiasts.

The engineering choice behind Safe Riding is based on the great field experience gained by TM Horses, an estate operating in the world of breeding and selection of horses for sporting purposes. By observing the many accidents that affect professionals and simple enthusiasts every year, Safe Riding has decided to design a stirrup allowing not only maximum comfort, but also the unseated rider’s foot to be released, thus preventing it from remaining anchored to the horse during the fall, with consequent great danger.

In fact, the S1 stirrup is designed to completely move 360 degrees outwards, and in all directions, allowing the rider’s foot to be released, thus avoiding to get it caught in the stirrup. The technical trials carried out in the company’s laboratories show that by applying a minimum force of traction on the center of the tip, the stirrups open completely, always releasing the rider.

Being entirely conceived and manufactured in Italy, this project necessarily required technological choices on an equal footing with the challenge. Along with the essential aluminum parts for the most stressed elements during the horseback ride, for the manufacture of all housing and lining parts, LATI’s structural compound LATIGLOSS 66 H2 G/50 was successfully adopted.
Provided with high mechanical strength thanks to the presence of 50% glass fiber by weight, LATIGLOSS was also chosen for its excellent aesthetic performance without defects, which is an essential requirement in an accessory such as the S1 stirrup, where functionality and safety are to be combined with design, elegance and style typical of made in Italy.

The care devoted to both the design and stirrup line necessarily required an impeccable quality of the exposed surfaces, even in the case of reinforced technopolymers. The choice of LATIGLOSS was combined with a material resistant, over time, to aggressive and complex environments such as stables and breeding.

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Technopolymers and drinking water: Latigloss proposal

Technopolymers and drinking water: Latigloss proposal

Replacement of metal with polymers is now an established process in the sector of drinking water transport.
LATI’s proposal for these markets is represented by LATIGLOSS, a wide family that includes structural grades based on PA66 and PPA with 40 to 60% glass fiber reinforcement, all certified for contact with hot and cold drinking water according to the strictest international NSF, KTW, ACS, and WRAS standards.

IDRAL, an Italian leading manufacturer of sanitary appliances for public environments and communities (schools and kindergartens, gyms, hospitals, etc.), has chosen LATIGLOSS 66 H2 G/50 for the manufacture of the self-closing tap for a new shower panel.
Material performance for this project should be the same as conventional metal solutions, that is, primarily excellent mechanical strength in order to ensure not only safe assembly, but also stability over time and in the presence of hot and cold mains water.

Excellent dimensional stability of products is also extremely important to prevent leakage and ensure the best seal between the linked parts.
Resistance to even hot mains water should also be considered, which is not a trivial aspect for polyamides due to the possible presence of disinfectants containing active chlorine.
Good aesthetic appearance is also a requested feature, which with highly reinforced plastic compounds is often difficult to obtain due to the presence of the fibers, unless the formulation has been optimized to this purpose, as in the case of LATIGLOSS.

The solution offered by IDRAL to the market is IDRALSave – SLIM, a shower panel with a slim, lightweight and modern design, suitable for any bathroom style thanks to the solidity of all its functional, innovative, and reliable parts.
LATIGLOSS compounds were also engineered to provide maximum versatility in converting processes. Molding requires no special equipment or technical measures, and the management of shrinkage and deformation is relatively straightforward.
LATI’s website provides a comprehensive overview of the possibilities offered by LATIGLOSS compounds, and engineers are at disposal for the development of any new project.