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XRD® Impact Protection and PORON® Comfort at Work

Posted by Joe Blair on Friday, January 12th, 2018 | No Comments »
Protected by XRD Technology

It’s the start of a new year, which means the start of another great trade show season. As we enter 2018, we’re excited about what the next weeks have in store. We got things started at AFCA, the American Football Coaches Association conference in Charlotte, NC. We love this show as it gives us an […]

PORON® Cushioning Presents to Future Designers at FIT

Posted by Brian Culley on Monday, November 18th, 2013 | No Comments »

One of the most rewarding aspects of being a PORON® Cushioning Sales Engineer is helping product developers with their design challenges. It is such a great feeling to see the wheels turn and experience their ‘ah ha’ moments after a demonstration of our materials and how they can be applied.

The Squeeze Test: Using Your Fingers As An Instran When Selecting Cushioning Materials For New Product Designs

Posted by Anurag Tihaiya on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 | No Comments »
CFD curves for PORON Materials

Invariably, when someone touches a sample of foam their first reaction is to squeeze it. Even though this tactile test seems simple, it can help you learn a lot about a material. But there are also underlying information that should be taken into consideration when selecting cushioning materials new product designs.

From College to Career – Workdays like Childhood Days. A PORON® Foamie Shares Why

Posted by Katie Borema on Friday, March 29th, 2013 | No Comments »

It’s true, a direct path from college to career can be a bit worrying! But my experiences have been positive and surprisingly, I’ve found my work days tend to have some correlations to my childhood days!

Chris Churchill, Rogers Senior Development Engineer, Gives us the Scoop on New PORON® Vive Energy Activated Cushioning

Posted by Nicole Perry on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 | No Comments »

We were lucky to catch up with Chris Churchill, Sr. Development Engineer, Rogers Corporation High Foam Division to discuss his role and involvement in our latest development, PORON® Vive Energy Activated Cushioning. If you are attending the Outdoor Retailer Show this week, we hope you will stop by our booth 155-601 and introduce yourself to Chris!

PORON® Cushioning Launches New Foamology 101 Blog Series

Posted by Nicole Perry on Monday, January 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »

In an effort to help product developers and designers wade through the many options when it comes to choosing the right foam for their footwear and protective apparel needs, the PORON® Cushioning Team has developed an informative blog series to help ease the selection process.

Foamology 101: The Science Behind Choosing the Right Foam Material for Your Footwear and Protective Apparel Designs

Posted by Nicole Perry on Monday, December 12th, 2011 | No Comments »

From polyurethanes to EVAs and fabrics to gels, there’s a variety of different impact and cushioning agents that you can use for your applications. It can be difficult to sort them all out and when there’s no specification or standard to refer too, the PORON® team has found that some customers simply make their choice based on “what feels right” or what has been used in the past.