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.


Rogers Paper Manufacturing Company is founded by Peter Rogers in a two-story powder mill in Manchester, Connecticut.


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


Rogers begins manufacturing insulation board for the power transformer industry.


Rogers becomes a corporation.


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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)


The company is listed on the American Stock Exchange.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


Rogers acquires BISCO® products from the Dow Corning Corporation.


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


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.


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.


Rogers acquires polyurethane company SK Utis in Ansan, South Korea


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


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


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.


Rogers acquires ARLON® circuit materials and engineered silicones.


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


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


Rogers moves its Global Headquarters to Chandler, AZ.


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


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


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


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

Rogers’ Continued Focus on the Future

As a global manufacturer of critical materials for essential industries, Rogers is addressing the implications of COVID-19 at all of our locations around the world.

Rogers Corporation Reports First Quarter 2020 Results

Chandler, Arizona, April 30, 2020: Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) today announced financial results for the first quarter of 2020.

Rogers Schedules Q1 2020 Earnings Call for April 30 2020

Chandler, Arizona, April 21, 2020: Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) plans to announce first quarter 2020 results on April 30 after market close, which will be followed by a conference call at 5:00 pm ET.

Rogers' Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

As a global manufacturer of critical materials for essential industries, Rogers is addressing the implications of COVID-19 at all of our locations around the world.

Rogers’ Statement Regarding the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic

As a global manufacturer of critical materials for essential industries, Rogers is addressing the implications of COVID-19 at all of our locations around the world.