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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 […]

Introducing the XRD® 810 Teardrop: Maximum Impact Protection

Posted by Dave Sherman on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 | No Comments »
Thigh Teardrop

So far in our XRD® 810 Series, we’ve described various patterns that use designs which enable your impact protection pads to offer greater range of motion, lighter weight, absorbing both high and low rates of speed and providing ultimate coverage.   The final shape in the XRD 810 prototyping series is the 810 Teardrop. The 810 Teardrop shape is designed […]

Introducing the XRD® 810 Cone: Highly Adaptable Impact Protection

Posted by Dave Sherman on Friday, April 24th, 2015 | No Comments »
810 Cone Head

When evaluating different impact protection materials, one key part of the equation to consider is the rate of speed by which the body (or other object you want to protect) will be impacted. We like to look at impact protection materials as a ‘one size DOES NOT fit all’ answer. While we do work with […]

Introducing the XRD® 810 Delta: Exceptional Movement, Lightweight Impact Protection

Posted by Dave Sherman on Thursday, February 12th, 2015 | No Comments »
810 Series: Delta Shape designed for the forearm.

We’re proud to introduce one of the newest members to the XRD® Impact Protection family: the XRD 810 Delta. In previous posts we’ve outlined the supreme impact protection of the XRD 810 Hex and Mini Hex patterns. The all-new XRD 810 Delta pattern offers an unparalleled level of conformity and range-of-movement while remaining very light […]

Designed for Flexibility, Engineered for Impact: Introducing the New XRD® Mini Hex Prototyping Pattern

Posted by Dave Sherman on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 | No Comments »

Flexibility – it’s one of the key trends for impact protection apparel and equipment designs.  We understand it may be difficult to take the leap from using traditional hard shell or bulky foams to soft, flexible XRD® Impact Protection solutions.  So we’ve developed a design, testing and prototyping system to help you get there more […]

Design – Prototype – Test. 3 Steps for Designing Innovative Protective Gear.

Posted by Dave Sherman on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 | 2 Comments »
Cliff Keen

In today’s fast paced world, getting your designs off the drawing board and into reality is essential. Unfortunately, we’ve all known those great ideas that simply couldn’t get jumpstarted. Getting to that first prototype quickly, and being able to see and test how the product will perform is a key step towards market success. The […]

Rogers Opens XRD Impact Institute with StormForce Protective Apparel

Posted by Nicole Perry on Monday, January 13th, 2014 | No Comments »
XRD Impact Institute

Rogers is thrilled to unveil today our new XRD® Impact Institute.  The Impact Institute a world class, in-house testing and design support center for our customer’s applications of XRD Extreme Impact Protection. There’s not a one-size fits all solution for designing protective gear, and we are fully committed to partnering with our customers to find […]

Microban® Antimicrobial Protection – How it Keeps PORON® Cushioning Materials Protected from Bacteria

Posted by Nicole Perry on Monday, July 30th, 2012 | No Comments »

In part two of our Microban® Antimicrobial Protection blog series, the Microban® Team shares how its technology works on our PORON® Cushioning materials.