Product Development

We are experimenting and testing new product applications every day, from pads to help Olympic rowers, knee cushions for fishermen and many other uses – ideas that come from our customers.

Remember Danny DeVito’s penguin suit in the movie “Batman Returns”?  That was made of a thick coat of—you guessed it—this same unique polymer.

The shock-absorbing attributes of Akton® polymer present limitless applications for its use that extend far beyond the reaches of the medical field.

The material is used in gun recoil pads for hunters and law enforcement personnel, in gloves for jackhammer users, in padding for race car driver seats and in various pads for horses to prevent tissue trauma.

The polymer has also been used in a nasal mask to treat sleep Apnea, as an absorbent in high-energy electron and photon radiation therapy for cancer, and was even attempted in breast prosthesis.  Research and innovation remain the hallmark of the Action company and are the legacy of its founder, Dr. McElroy.