News Release

Rogers Announces its Portfolio of PORON® Polyurethane Electric Vehicle (EV) Battery Pad Materials

Release Date: 02/21/2018

Chandler, Arizona, February 21, 2018–Rogers announces its portfolio of PORON® polyurethane electric vehicle (EV) battery pad materials, a suite of solutions designed for cushioning and vibration isolation of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries.

Li-ion batteries are the power source of choice for the new generation of electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid vehicles due to their high power density and charging efficiency. These batteries, however, pose an array of safety, life-span, and performance challenges that require advanced material solutions.

Already widely-adopted in the industry, PORON polyurethane is uniquely suited to supporting safety and reliability over the life of the electric vehicle due to its inherent ability to produce a very consistent level of force across a range of compressions. PORON compressibility curves illustrate the material’s strength in withstanding the stresses of compression and temperature over time, vitally important to ensuring consistent performance over the life of the battery. PORON polyurethane also extends the life of EV batteries by absorbing shock and protecting sensitive components.

Drawing upon many years of technical expertise and experience, Rogers works collaboratively with automotive design engineers to provide custom battery pad application solutions that predict material cushioning behavior across varied dimensional tolerances.

In addition to PORON polyurethane materials, Rogers also offers other advanced materials for EV applications. BISCO® silicone foams are the solution of choice for sealing and protecting battery enclosures. As damage from the elements and road debris could cause electrical shock or explosion, gaskets fabricated from BISCO silicone material seal out water, dust, and debris while providing exceptional temperature and UV resistance.

ARLON Secure® Silicone Thermal Transfer Adhesives round out the battery material portfolio with a distinctive set of thermal, physical, and electrical properties for use in power modules. Secure Silicone Thermal Transfer Adhesive forms chemical bonds with the substrates with which it is in contact during cure, producing a robust adhesion that is resistant to heat, humidity, and shock. This eliminates the need for mechanical fasteners, simplifying the design and creating a long term reliable solution.

For more information regarding the new PORON battery pad materials and the EV battery pad portfolio, visit

About Rogers Corporation

Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) is a global technology leader in engineered materials to power, protect, and connect our world. With more than 180 years of materials science experience, Rogers delivers high-performance solutions that enable clean energy, Internet connectivity, advanced transportation and other technologies where reliability is critical. Rogers delivers Power Electronics Solutions for energy-efficient motor drives, vehicle electrification, and alternative energy; Elastomeric Material Solutions for sealing, vibration management, and impact protection in mobile devices, transportation interiors, and performance apparel; and Advanced Connectivity Solutions materials for wireless infrastructure, automotive safety and radar systems. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona (USA), Rogers operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, and South Korea, with joint ventures and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit