by Susan Reed, Marketing Communications Manager, Rogers Corporation on Sep 03, 2020
Elastomeric Material Solutions
With impact protection in the forefront of sporting goods design, Rogers Corporation has developed two customizable XRD™ molded shapes that offer product developers easy design solutions.
XRD Technology is soft and flexible to the touch, and the material instantly forms a protective shell on impact, providing reliable, long-lasting protection. Additionally, PORON Cushioning has an exclusive license with Microban® antimicrobial product protection, which helps fight against bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause stains and odors.
The PORON XRD X-Pad was developed for applications ranging from knee and elbow pads to shin and thigh protection. Its unique and flexible shape allows it to be easily trimmed, formed and stitched to fit specific designs. It is made with a fabric backing and moisture-wicking air channels for added comfort. While extremely versatile, the PORON XRD X-Pad is also durable, abrasion resistant and easy to care for.
The PORON XRD B-Guard is a ready-to-use shape developed for high-impact protection. Having passed the EN 1621-2 impact absorbency test method for motorsports, and the EN 13158 for equestrian, the PORON XRD B-Guard is particularly suited for apparel requiring back protection along with other sports where there is risk of a hard fall such as skiing and snowboarding. It is made with flexible, grooved hinges to allow for easy contouring, and for air and moisture to move around freely. It’s lightweight, durable, easy to care for, and can be trimmed to fit men’s and women’s sizes.