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Energy-Absorbing Foam


What is Energy-Absorbing Foam?

At BRITAX we use two different types of energy-absorbing foam: 1) EPS or Expanded Polystyrene foam, or 2) EPP or Expanded Polypropylene foam. Both EPS and EPP are closed cell, lightweight and resilient foamed plastics designed to withstand an impact while dampening impact forces.


Where is the Energy-Absorbing Foam located on the car seat?

At BRITAX, we include energy-absorbing foam where it is needed. For example, the shells and head restraints of all BRITAX seats are lined with energy-absorbing foam.

energy-absorbing foam on convertible car seat energy-absorbing foam on combination seat
Energy-Absorbing Foam on
BOULEVARD 70 convertible car seat
Energy-Absorbing Foam on
FRONTIER 85 Harness-2-Booster
seat

 

How does my child benefit from a seat lined with Energy-Absorbing Foam?

Injuries may occur when crash forces make contact with your child. Energy-absorbing foam is used to absorb some of those crash forces, keeping your child from absorbing them and therefore minimizing injury.


How does the Energy-Absorbing Foam work?

The energy-absorbing foam deforms during a crash when your child makes contact with it. At the point of contact, the foam crushes; the energy required to crush the foam is absorbed by the foam instead of your child. The foam also acts as a barrier between your child and the rigid seat shell and any other intruding objects such as the vehicle door or window.


How long has BRITAX incorporated Energy-Absrobing Foam in their seats?

BRITAX has been incorporating energy-absorbing foam in its products since 1996.


Which current BRITAX car seats incorporate Energy-Absorbing Foam?

B-SAFE Infant Car Seat Chaperone Infant Car Seat Chaperone Infant Car Seat Roundabout 50 Classic Convertible Car Seat Roundabout 55 Convertible Car Seat Marathon Classic Convertible Car Seat
B-SAFE BOB B-SAFE CHAPERONE ROUNDABOUT 50 Classic ROUNDABOUT 55 MARATHON Classic
Marathon 70 Convertible Car Seat Marathon 70 Convertible Car Seat Boulevard 70 CS Convertible Car Seat Frontier 85 Combination Seat Frontier 85 Combination Seat Frontier 85 Combination Seat
HIGHWAY 65 MARATHON 70-G3 BOULEVARD 70-G3 PAVILION 70-G3 ADVOCATE 70-G3 FRONTIER 85 SICT
Frontier 85 Combination Seat    
PARKWAY SG


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