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PORON® Cushioning Takes a Bite of the Big Apple

Posted by Nicole Perry on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 | No Comments »

Summer Olympic Exhibit

We just returned from a whirlwind few days in NYC visiting with a number of media from publications and blogs ranging from Popular Mechanics and Good Housekeeping to Self and Footwear News, among others.

While many of the journalists were familiar with our customers’ product lines, they were intrigued to know more about the key ingredients built into the design of them.  And of course, one of those ingredients is PORON® Cushioning!  The editors got a short tutorial on the PORON Cushioning family of foams to include PORON® XRD™ and our newest development, PORON® Vive Energy Activating Cushioning.  I think a tad of our foam geekyness rubbed off on them a bit!

We were also able to squeeze in a few customer visits and meet with an interesting design and product development resource Rogers belongs to called Material ConneXion®.

Jacklyn Pan, Material ConneXion and Angela Walters, Rogers Corp

Material ConneXion is a global materials consultancy with the world’s library of advanced, innovative and sustainable materiaprocesses. With over 6,500 materials on hand to view, the Materials Library is a resource for all disciplines of design development including fashion, apparel & footwear, textile design, architecture, industrial design, packaging design, interior design, transportation design and more. We are pleased to announce that PORON Cushioning Materials are part of the library and on hand for viewing!When we were visiting, Material ConneXion was hosting a London Summer Olympic exhibit for public viewing.

It was fascinating to see many of the innovative materials used in products to help give athletes a competitive edge during the games.  For those interested in the latest in materials and how they are being incorporated into unique new products, a visit to the Material ConneXion gallery is certainly worth the visit!


Nicole Perry

Nicole Perry

Global Market Segment Manager for PORON Comfort materials. Nicole has been involved in the Footwear industry for over 15 years. She also has over 25 years working with high performance materials including custom injection molded and cast polymers for automotive, apparel, electronics, equipment and medical markets. Nicole is passionate about bringing great technologies to market and working with companies that share the goal of helping people enjoy life no matter what they are doing. She holds an MBA from Nichols College.

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