PORON® XRD™ Extreme Impact Protection Wins Best Component Award

PORON XRD Extreme Impact Protection recognized for its ability to absorb and dissipate energy while being comfortable to wear.

Woodstock, CT – The Rogers Corporation is proud to announce that it won Best Component Award for its PORON® XRD™ Extreme Protection material at the Materials, Manufacturing & Technology (MM&T) conference sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Leather Fair (APLF) held in Hong Kong March 30-April 1, 2011. The Rogers' team was one of only five exhibitors honored with a materials-related award at the show.

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.

“PORON XRD Material has been a very successful addition to our PORON Cushioning family of products and has been incorporated in a variety of applications from footwear to helmets and back protectors,” said Vicky Zeng, Rogers Corporation Sr. Marketing Communications Specialist-Asia. “We are honored to receive the recognition and prestigious award from APLF.”

Best of APLF Awards is an initiative to cultivate and nurture talent and creativity in leather & fashion-related industries. The project recognizes design excellence, originality, innovation, use of materials and outstanding workmanship of products exhibited. Categories included Best Component in addition to, best fashion leather, best man-made material innovation among others.

The APLF-MM&T show is the annual premier event for the global leather industry. Based in Hong Kong, the fair serves as an international hub for leather-related business and a buying platform for fashion professionals from all over the world. APLF - MM&T was first established in 1984 and has gained a reputation of offering high-quality, innovative products and fashion-forward trends. In 2010, 17,907 buyers from 88 countries attended the APLF-MM&T show.

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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