I always enjoy walking through the new product and design zones at ISPO. It’s a place where brand names take second seat to the new trends, ideas and innovations in outdoor and performance sports. While the minimalist trend has been floating around the design community for several seasons, it’s interesting to see a new minimalist, multi-function design influence spreading across various product categories.
Ever since the economic downturn, we have seen a big emphasis on ‘buying American’ to support jobs in the USA. As a result, many American-based brands have been joining the reshoring initiative and doing what they can do bring back domestic manufacturing. HyTest® Safety Footwear informs us about its new USA-made line.
We just returned from the Intermot International Motorcycle, Scooter and Bicycle Fair, which took place October 3-7 in Cologne, Germany. Over 1,106 exhibitors from 40 countries presented their latest models and products to nearly 200,000 visitors passionate about motorized and human powered two wheelers – and that includes me!
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. 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®.
Chris Churchill, Rogers Senior Development Engineer, Gives us the Scoop on New PORON® Vive Energy Activated Cushioning
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® Materials Process Engineer, Justin Chretien, Shares How Rogers’ Decision Making Tools Help In Everyday Life
As a Process Engineer, I work on a number different projects, all at various stages at any given time. These projects range from helping our PORON® Materials’ Domestic and Global teams with new product development and product quality to helping our customers select the most appropriate material for their specific application.
Between the NBA Finals and the Stanley Cup, this has been a huge week for sporting events!
And this Saturday, all eyes will be glued on three year old chestnut colt, I’ll Have Another, as he vies for the grabbing the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes.
The final Stanley Cup series is now 3-0 and the New Jersey Devils will have to dig deep for a comeback victory against the Los Angeles Kings. But this year’s Stanley Cup talks haven’t just been about the battle between East and West, we’re also excited to see much attention being paid to player safety and recent technology advances to help keep these hard hitting athletes in the game.