Protecting a device or the human body from an extreme impact can be a major design challenge, particularly when that protection needs to be thin and flexible. When subjected to high velocity impact, a struck object or person can be damaged or fractured quickly as the speed of impact leaves little time for impact absorption. PORON® Polyurethane Foams and BISCO® Silicone Foams are the best impact absorbing materials when flexible cushioning is needed. Both have a unique open cell structure that provides excellent resistance to compression set (collapse), while delivering superior impact absorption, high resiliency and vibration damping. Rogers’ broad portfolio of impact absorbing foams offers an array of solutions developed specifically for protecting components in industrial, electronic, and transportation applications, and protecting consumers in medical, footwear and other wearable applications.

Wearable Impact Absorption

When protecting the human body from extreme impact. XRD™ foam materials are the superior choice for thin, flexible protection. Whether it be baseball gloves, backpacks or workplace safety applications, traditional padding is bulky, uncomfortable and rigid. For a unique, custom fit that ensures ease of motion and superior impact absorbency, XRD foam is soft and contouring against the body, yet instantly dissipates force on impact. In tests, PORON® XRD™ technology absorbs up to 90% of the most intense force, far more than the 60% absorbed by competitive EVA blends. For convenient, ready-to-use shapes, XRD™ M-Guard delivers flexibility, contouring, and impact absorption in five different molded sizes.

For consistent protection from continuous impact over time, PORON® Slow Rebound materials have a unique, memory foam-like design that provides good low-level impact absorption. These materials rebound slowly when compressed, resulting in a custom fit that supports stability and balance.

Impact Absorption for Devices and Components

Protecting delicate electronics and other components from extreme impact requires impact absorption that can withstand the effects of compression and repeated use, while managing and absorbing damaging shock and impact energy. Rogers offers a portfolio of high performance impact protection solutions that absorb and distribute impact energy, preventing stress on whatever the cushion is protecting.

For automotive, aircraft or industrial applications, PORON® Urethane and BISCO® silicone foams have a unique open cell structure that produces a breathable foam that will not break down under continuous impact. These materials are highly compressible and conformable, while absorbing shock, damping vibration, resisting compression and stress relaxation. Particularly, BISCO ® Silicone foams are superior for harsh environments and extreme applications.

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