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Super Bowl 50: Players Take 3D Printing and Flexible, Comfortable XRD Impact Protection to the Field

Posted by Nicole Perry on Friday, February 5th, 2016 | No Comments »
Carolina Panthers

It is no secret, having the right team behind you is one key to success. This is especially true when you are at a “win or go home” situation, such as this weekend’s Super Bowl 50. “On Monday, we received an urgent request for XRD® Technology solutions that would be suitable for a custom built […]

Concussions: What We Know and Don’t Know

Posted by Dave Sherman on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 | No Comments »

“How about if you and I start taking swings at each other’s head?” suggests David Halstead, head of Southern Impact Research Center. “I’ll wear this football helmet and you won’t. Then we’ll see if this helmet helps to prevent concussions.” The manufacturer adds, “We know it’s true, so why can’t we claim that we help […]

Apparel Design: Developing Innovative Apparel Protection

Posted by Nicole Perry on Friday, December 18th, 2015 | 1 Comment »
XRD Impact Institute Process

Now you can download my latest technology presentation on apparel design from 2015 Performance Days, Munich. Developing Innovative Products with Market Appeal: How to discover synergies between technology incorporation, functionally and aesthetics, by Angela Walters, Brand Manager, PORON® Comfort and XRD® Impact Protection, Rogers Corp. From skiing to mountain biking and hiking to football, materials technology advancements combined […]

PORON® Comfort and XRD® Impact Protection: What’s Ahead for Brand Identity in 2016?

Posted by Nicole Perry on Thursday, December 10th, 2015 | No Comments »
PORON Comfort Mens footwear image web

For over 45 years, PORON® technologies have provided long-term comfort and performance to brands in the work, outdoor, athletic, casual, and fashion industries. Through our close partnerships with designers and developers, we continue to innovate new technology advancements for underfoot cushioning. For those more focused on sporting goods, you have seen the rapid growth of […]

Be Safe: Choose Your Sports Equipment Wisely

Posted by Brian Culley on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 | No Comments »

Congratulations, you’ve made the team! These are words every athlete wants to hear but in reality it’s just the beginning of the hard work to come. It’s also the beginning of many decisions young athletes and their families need to make to ensure their playing experience is both enjoyable and as safe as possible. Football […]

The Changing Technology Behind Metatarsal Protection

Posted by Sean Naef on Monday, November 30th, 2015 | No Comments »

Have you ever dropped something heavy on the top of your foot? I have and that is not something I want to experience again anytime soon. The top of my foot was bruised for weeks. It hurt to wear shoes and it was painful to walk. Luckily, my job doesn’t require me to be on […]

3 Methods for Parents to Evaluate Football Protective Base Layer Gear to Avoid the “Chink in the Armor”

Posted by Sean Naef on Friday, October 23rd, 2015 | 2 Comments »

It’s a brisk Friday evening and you’re huddled around teammates reviewing the last details before kickoff.  You feel the excitement building as hundreds of fans cheer in the stadium.  This is it – the big time!  Well, it was when I was 16.  When I look back on those moments, I realize today that playing football as […]

Fall…the Season to see XRD Impact Protection in Action

Posted by Joe Blair on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 | No Comments »

The early Fall is always a great time to remember a great Summer and recognize all the different places where one can see XRD® Impact Protection in action.  Well, maybe you don’t but we do. For sports fans, football is in full action, it’s baseball playoff time, and hockey just dropped the puck to open […]