Research & Development

“Protection through Innovation” is the key philosophy of the SIOEN Group, the company behind SIP Protection. This idea is also the driving force behind SIP Protection’s continuing investments in Research and Development.

Already in 1990, SIP Protection had its own testing rig for the development of chainsaw trousers. it helped us to create the first trousers with 6 protective layers on the market.

Nowadays, we keep on using an updated testing rig for new developments in our quest for newer, safer, lighter and more comfortable blocking materials.
We also perform regular and random safety checks on running productions, in order to assure the high level of security that our customers have come to expect from us.

Research is also of great importance in the search for new fabrics, materials, trims. Depending on the required applications, we perform various tests on the different fabrics in order to find the ones that meet our expectations.

Prior to the launch of any new chainsaw protective product thorough testing is of the utmost importance.
The first tests are executed at our own testing rig and are tested again at a later stage by an independent body in order to obtain EN certification.

Definitely check out the video below shot in our in-house test rig:

1. Before impact

In real life, when not wearing a pair of chainsaw trousers, a potentially lethal accident is only moments away. The user is unaware that he or she is in danger.

A running chainsaw is nearing a test leg.

2. Impact

The protective fibers are clearly pulled into the driving sprocket. The chain is visible on the picture, proves the effectiveness of the mechanism from the moment it makes contact.
In real life, at this point in time, the one wearing a pair of protective trousers does not realize what is happening.

The chainsaw is actually making contact with the test leg fitted with a protective pair of trousers.

3. After impact

In real life, the person wearing a pair of protective trousers only just starts to realize what is happening. After a few seconds the user fully realizes what has happened: without the blocking mechanism, a severe injury would have been unavoidable.

The movement of the chain on the blade has been blocked completely after a split second.