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Multi-Function Meets Minimalistic Aesthetics for 2013 ISPO Munich New Product Designs

Posted by Nicole Perry on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
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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.

A Conversation with HyTest® Safety Footwear – New USA-Made Collection with PORON® XRD™ Met-Guard

Posted by Nicole Perry on Monday, November 19th, 2012 | No Comments »
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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.

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Here We Come!

Posted by Nicole Perry on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 | No Comments »

Hello Salt Lake City! The PORON Team is here setting up our bo0th and looking forward to four days of meetings with partners, retailers and friends!
If any of you are headed this way, please come see us at booth # 155-601 in the fiber, fabrics and textiles area of the show.

PORON® Materials Process Engineer, Justin Chretien, Shares How Rogers’ Decision Making Tools Help In Everyday Life

Posted by Nicole Perry on Monday, July 2nd, 2012 | No Comments »
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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.

Rogers Recognizes National Women’s Health Week

Posted by Nicole Perry on Monday, May 14th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Today kicks off the 13th annual National Women’s Health Week, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health and sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. To help raise awareness, Rogers will be sending out five emails with important information on women’s health to all of its employees.

Meet Olaf Burgers: Rogers’ PORON® Sales Engineer for European Regions, Mid-East and Africa

Posted by Nicole Perry on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 | No Comments »
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We are pleased to introduce you to Olaf Burgers, our European-based PORON® Sales Engineer who covers a vast territory that includes areas of Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the Rogers Corporation! Not only is Olaf passionate about his work with the PORON Cushioning Team, he is also an enthusiastic runner. Given that marathon season is underway, we thought it would be a great time to feature our Q & A with Olaf in our on-going blog series called ‘A look Inside Rogers’.

Q&A with Rogers’ PORON® Performance Cushioning Sales Engineer Brian Culley

Posted by Nicole Perry on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 | No Comments »
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In June of this year, Rogers was excited to welcome Brian Culley to the PORON® Cushioning Team.  Brian serves  PORON® customers in the eastern United States and Canada and brings a wealth of design and material knowledge from industrial, sporting goods and orthopedic markets. We recently sat down with Brian to get a little more information […]

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 »
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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.