Sandhar Amkin Industries one of the youngest Indian helmet manufacturer that received ECE certification for its Mavox FX 30 Max helmet last year, it now plans to manufacture more helmets complying with the new ECE 22.06 regulations as and when they are applicable.
The existing ECE 22-05 helmet safety regulation was set up by the United Nations nearly two decades ago, which has become one of the most widely adhered-to safety standards. The ECE Certification refers to the regulation and testing parameters under which products are manufactured under various criteria including toughness of the material, technology and safety measures involved, among others to ensure the quality standards meet the safety requirement.
Under the new regulation, a product has to undergo 18 safety tests to determine the safety of the product. In addition, the new proposed revision to existing ECE specifications will also add new checks and design criteria, such as additional reflectivity, rotational test, modular helmets double code (P/J), new speed and limit for high and low energy impact, oblique impact test method to measure rotational acceleration, the introduction of new possible extra impact points and high-speed particle test to verify the performance of visor. Along with the previous measures like free-fall tests from a fixed height, the retention system test attached with fastened chin strap, a test that measures foam absorption and for reliable protection. The strap buckle system is tested for abrasion resistance.
Ayyushman Mehta, MD, Sandhar Amkin Mavox Helmets said, “Mavox is continuously focusing on improving the safety standards of all helmets that we manufacture. We intend to work aggressively on the production of our helmets to ensure we meet industry norms of quality and safety. We are focused on securing ECE Certification for our entire product range.”