Protecting a device or the human body from an extreme impact can be a major design challenge, particularly when that protection needs to be thin and flexible. When subjected to high velocity impact, a struck object or person can be damaged or fractured quickly as the speed of impact leaves little time for impact absorption. PORON® polyurethane, BISCO® silicone and Griswold® cellular rubber materials are the best impact absorbing materials when flexible cushioning is needed, delivering superior impact absorption, high resiliency and vibration damping. Rogers’ broad portfolio of impact absorbing material solutions offers an array of solutions developed specifically for protecting components in industrial, electronic, and transportation applications, and protecting consumers in footwear and other wearable applications.
When protecting the human body from extreme impact. XRD® Technology materials are the superior choice for thin, flexible protection. Whether it be backpacks or workplace safety applications, traditional padding is bulky, uncomfortable and rigid. For a unique, custom fit that ensures ease of motion and superior impact absorbency, XRD Technology is soft and contouring against the body, yet instantly dissipates force on impact. In tests, XRD technology absorbs up to 90% of the most intense force, far more than the 60% absorbed by competitive EVA blends. For convenient, ready-to-use shapes, XRD Technology delivers flexibility, contouring, and impact absorption in five different molded sizes.
Protecting delicate electronics and other components from extreme impact requires impact absorption that can withstand the effects of compression and repeated use, while managing and absorbing damaging shock and impact energy. Rogers offers a portfolio of high performance impact protection solutions that absorb and distribute impact energy, preventing stress on whatever the cushion is protecting. Griswold® GripON™ material, for instance, is often used as an anti-skid bottom layer for portable electronics such as phones or tablets.
For automotive, aircraft or industrial applications, PORON polyurethane and BISCO silicone materials have a unique open cell structure that produces a breathable foam that will not break down under continuous impact. These materials are highly compressible and conformable, while absorbing impact, damping vibration, resisting compression and stress relaxation. Particularly, BISCO ® Silicone foams are superior for harsh environments and extreme applications.