PORON® XRD™ Extreme Impact Protection Takes Shape

PORON® XRD™ M-Guards Now Available in Five Different Impact-Absorbing Shapes.

Designers and product developers rejoice! The PORON® XRD™ M-Guard, which was successfully introduced last year by the Rogers Corporation High Performance Foams Research and Development Team, is now available in ready-to-use molded shapes to provide wearable protection in a variety of designs.

PORON XRD M-Guards are now offered in five different sizes developed for use where flexibility, ease of motion and impact absorption is critical, such as footwear metatarsal guards, shoulder pads, elbow pads and shin guards. The PORON XRD M-Guards feature Microban® antimicrobial protection to help fight the growth of odor causing bacteria, mold and mildew. This built-in technology won't rub, wear or wash away.

“We developed the PORON XRD M-Guards in five different sizes to accommodate product developers' specific design needs,” said Nicole Perry, Senior Product Development Manager, Rogers Corporation. “Not only do they offer a sleek, slim design that can be seamlessly incorporated into products without bulk, the PORON XRD M-Guards also provide greater wear resistance and meet ASTMF 2143 for metatarsal impact standards. We are proud to have leading brands such as Blundstone and Globe Footwear incorporate PORON XRD M-Guards in their lines of safety footwear,” added Perry.

PORON XRD Extreme Impact Protection material is a high-performance technology that continually surpasses the competition for impact absorption in a thinner, lighter-weight, contouring material. While soft and flexible to the touch, the material instantly forms a protective shell on impact, providing reliable and long-lasting protection.

About PORON® Performance Cushioning
For over 40 years PORON® Cushioning has provided footwear, apparel, and protective equipment brands with a material that supports, protects, comforts, and most importantly, helps athletes stay in the race. PORON Cushioning products are durable yet flexible, so they will not wear or break down like other cushioning products. So, whether you need an insole that will last your next 50K or searching for a new helmet for the start of little league, look for the PORON Cushioning brand to insure you're buying the best in quality and advanced technology. For more information, visit www.poroncushioning.com.

About Rogers Corporation
Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) is a global technology leader in specialty materials and components that enable high performance and reliability of consumer electronics, power electronics, mass transit, clean technology, and telecommunications infrastructure. With more than 178 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Rogers provides product designers with solutions to their most demanding challenges. Rogers' products include advanced circuit materials for wireless infrastructure, power amplifiers, radar systems, high speed digital; power electronics for high-voltage rail traction, hybrid-electric vehicles, wind and solar power conversion; and high performance foams for sealing and energy management in smart phones, aircraft and rail interiors, automobiles and apparel; and other advanced materials for diverse markets including defense and consumer products. Headquartered in Connecticut (USA), Rogers operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, Belgium, China, Germany, and South Korea, with joint ventures and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.rogerscorp.com.

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