As one of the oldest public companies in America, Rogers has a rich legacy of innovation and collaborative problem-solving with our customers. From our early roots as a paperboard manufacturing company in 1832, Rogers has evolved into a global materials technology leader enabling a wide array of high-technology devices and systems.

Throughout our history, Rogers has successfully evolved and adapted our products, technologies, and manufacturing presence to meet the demands of current and emerging markets. We have expanded globally and built strong relationships with our customers worldwide. As a result, we have led the way in our chosen industries with new materials and solutions that empower our customers to invent the future.

1832

Founded by Peter Rogers as a paper manufacturer.

1852

Peter’s son, Henry Rogers, invents a process to remove dye from paper, enabling it to be recycled, revolutionizing the paper industry.

1901

Rogers becomes a corporation.

1927

The company goes public as last of the Rogers’ family stock is sold.

1930

Strides are made in Research and Development. Rogers hires Saul Silverstein, MIT grad, as technical director. Under his leadership, the company makes significant achievements in research and development, diversifies into new products and markets, and expands its export business.

1932

Expansion into non-paper products occurs with FIBERLOY Phenolic Resin Plastics by beginning relationship with Dr. Leo Baekeland, a plastics pioneer. This product line heralds the company’s expansion into non-paper products.

1936

Rogers purchases the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company factory in Goodyear, CT and expands its plastics, transformer, and motor insulations manufacturing operations.

1942

During World War II, women fill the ranks in production and office positions at Rogers. Rogers’ FIBERLOY special purpose fibrous material products support the war efforts in diverse applications that support troops in combat, including canteens, binoculars, B-24 bombers and 50 caliber machine guns.

1945

The Rogers Paper Manufacturing Company is renamed Rogers Corporation to reflect the product line diversification.

1949

Rogers introduces RT/duroid® Electronics Insulation, a fiber-reinforced polymer material for gaskets and electrical insulation.

1954

Residents in Goodyear, CT vote to rename the town Rogers, CT.

1955

The flood of the century in Rogers, CT disrupts the company’s operations; the plant and office buildings sustain damage. Anticipating the potential devastating impact of the storm surge, Rogers’ personnel move equipment and files to upper levels prior to flood water rising. The dedication of its employees enables Rogers to minimize the damage and resume production within three weeks following the flood.

1958

Rogers introduces the PORON® product line after signing an agreement with United Shoe Machinery Corporation. Shortly thereafter, the company completes its first overseas licensee association to manufacture and market specialty molding materials throughout Europe.

1959

The busbar product line is created as an engineering solution to the problem of power distribution in IBM’s first commercial transistorized computer-the IBM 1401. (photo credit: Arnold Reinhold)

1960

The company is listed on the American Stock Exchange.

1967

Rogers constructs a plant in Chandler, Arizona. The new 40,000 square foot plant is built to manufacture flexible circuit materials and high performance laminates.

1968

Rogers acquires the Woodstock, Connecticut plant and begins manufacturing PORON® materials there.

1969

The first European plant is built. Mektron N.V. opens in Ghent, Belgium as a Rogers subsidiary to produce busbars and interconnection products in Europe.

1970

The Lurie Research and Development Center Opens. Rogers debuts the multi-million dollar research center, named after former technical director Joseph M. Lurie. The facility has gone on to be a world-class research and development facility with a documented history of creating materials solutions.

1984

RIC, a joint effort between Rogers and INOAC Corporation, is formed to manufacture PORON® products in Asia.

1988

DUREL®, a joint venture with 3M, is formed to manufacture electroluminescent backlighting systems. This technology was widely used in products such as GPS, cell phones, PDAs, automotive interior lighting and more.

1996

Rogers acquires BISCO® products from the Dow Corning Corporation.

2000

Rogers Corporation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ROG).

2003

Rogers opens a manufacturing facility in China to produce ENDUR® products. These components are custom-molded elastomeric products that are developed in partnership with customers to meet unique specifications in products that require extremely precise document rolling. For example, these products are used in printers, copiers, scanners, currency processing, postal equipment, and more.

2003

Full interest in DUREL® is acquired, making Rogers the largest producer of high quality electroluminescent lighting systems. The company’s patented EL driver and lamp technology is used in many portable electronics, as well as in automotive and computer applications.

2010

Rogers acquires polyurethane company SK Utis in Ansan, South Korea

2010

Rogers executives ring the closing bell on Wall Street, celebrating 10 years on the New York Stock Exchange.

2011

curamik® Electronics, the worldwide leader for development and production of direct copper bonded ceramic substrate products, is acquired - the largest acquisition to date.

2014

Rogers celebrates the grand opening of the Innovation Center, located in Burlington, Massachusetts in partnership with Northeastern University. The Innovation center is a unique academic-industry partnership focused on building closer linkages between academic research, industry know-how, and commercialization of research.

2015

Rogers acquires ARLON® circuit materials and engineered silicones.

2015

Rogers celebrates the grand opening of the Rogers Asia Innovation Center in Suzhou, China.

2016

Acquisition of DeWAL industries occurs, expanding into high performance polymer films and pressure sensitive tapes.

2017

Rogers moves its Global Headquarters to Chandler, AZ.

2017

Diversified Silicone Products, Inc., a manufacturer of silicone sheet, extrusions, stripping and compounds, is acquired.

2017

Rogers celebrates the grand opening of the Innovation Center - West in Chandler, AZ.

2017

Rogers executives ring the closing bell on NYSE, celebrating the company’s 185th year.

2018

Rogers acquires Griswold LLC, a leading manufacturer of custom-engineered cellular elastomer and high-performance polyurethane.

Rogers Corporation in Process of Improving Solid Silicones Product Line to Meet Consumer Safety Standards

Chandler, Arizona, October 31, 2019 – Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) is pleased to announce the reformulation of its popular BISCO® HT-1200 solid silicones with regard to certain Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) consumer safety standards and certifications, which Rogers is currently in process of obtaining. 

Rogers Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results

Chandler, Arizona, October 30, 2019: Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) today announced financial results for the 2019 third quarter.

Rogers Schedules Q3 2019 Earnings Call for October 30, 2019

Rogers, Chandler, Arizona, October 18, 2019: Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) plans to announce third quarter 2019 results on October 30 after market close, which will be followed by a conference call at 5:00 pm ET.

Rogers Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results

Chandler, Arizona, July 31, 2019: Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) today announced financial results for the 2019 second quarter.

Rogers Corporation Addresses Heat Surges in Portable Devices with New HeatSORB™ Phase-Change Materials

Chandler, Arizona, July 24, 2019 – Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) announced today that it is expanding its line of HeatSORB™ proprietary phase change materials that address thermal management challenges inherent in today’s high-end portable electronics.