Used High End Materials

CP is always very attentive when it comes to select the most fashionable materials for its helmets.

Carbon Fibres

Carbon fibre has many unique features that include extreme strength and durability, light weight, as well as a very distinguished look. Back in the days, this material was only used by military and aerospace research centres, but it grew increasingly appealing to other hi-tech industries such as Formula 1 car racing and more.

Producing carbon fibre top shells is however a very complex, time-consuming and costly process which also involves special tooling and methods that go far beyond ordinary manufacturing.

The term carbon fibre most often relates to textiles made from woven fibres. Each fibre contains between three thousand and twelve thousand filaments. The thickness of a single carbon fibre filament is 1/10 of human hair (0.005-0.010 mm). Carbon fibres are woven in different ways that determine the appearance and strength of the product, as well as the manufacturing process.

 

 

Cashmere Wool for outstanding Comfort

The cashmere lining of the CP CUMA cashmere grants the highest comfort to the user. CP purchases the exclusive wool for this lining directly from Italy's most renowned cashmere manufacturer: Loro Piana.

Cubic Design

CP wanted to develop a gracefully elegant helmet, with a sublime and stylish decoration which could allow the wearer to stand out of the crowd and bring a unique style onto the slopes. The choice fell upon the Cuma series and no other printing process could allow the transfer of such an intricate, lace-like pattern on the top shell but the cubic printing technology.

The desired pattern is printed onto a water-soluble film, which is chemically treated to activate its inks and then fed out onto the surface of a thermally-controlled water tank, which makes the film malleable and gelatinous. The top shell is immersed into the softened film so that the liquid surface tension of the water impresses the ink onto its surface. The product then emerges from the tank beautifully decorated. Excess film is washed away from the shell and any remaining water particles are dried off. The final stage is to apply a topcoat to protect and provide durability to the product.

Cubic printing can decorate complex shapes, compound curves surfaces and rough surfaces like no other process. It can be virtually applied to any material and the design possibilities are endless. Furthermore, since the printed shell does not require any after-treatment, it does not contribute to water pollution problems and the clear coat applied at the end of the process – being automotive grade – is designed to withstand nature and time, hence extremely suitable for item that are used outdoor.

You can discover the elegant cubic pattern created by CP on our webpage at our models CP CUMA and CP CAMURAI.

 

 

Swarovski Elements

For this special lines CP wanted to embed some Swarovski Elements into the top shell of its CP CUMA series and so the CP CUMA swarovski model was launched, proving to be the helmet of choice for more and more fashion addicts over the years. The Swarovski non-hotfix flatback crystals used are loose components with platinum foiling on the back.

34 crystals of five different sizes are carefully laid by hand over a perforated template, which allows for the pattern to be identically arranged and proportioned on all the top shells of a production series. Of course, a special glue for applications on ABS is used to ensure maximum hold even in the most extreme outdoor conditions, so that your helmet will keep shining through many winters. You can discover the new CP CUMA swarovski series here.