Rogers, CT — Designers of outdoor apparel and sports equipment now have a new protective technology at their disposal — a unique material from Rogers Corporation that provides superior repeated impact protection while preserving comfort and mobility.
PORON® XRD™ Extreme Impact Protection raises the bar for shock absorption and protective cushioning. Rigorous testing confirms that PORON® XRD™ material absorbs more than 90 percent of energy upon repeated impact. This new technology creates a layer of wearable protection that not only absorbs more energy than other alternatives, but is soft to the touch, lightweight, and contouring.
Because it’s lightweight and flexible, like a “second skin,” PORON XRD protection will not constrict freedom of movement or range of motion, allowing athletes to achieve their peak performance level. This unique combination of features makes the material ideal for a wide range of applications that demand motion and impact protection, including helmets, ski racing and motorcycle suits, safety boots, knee and elbow pads, chest protectors and more.
Exceeding typical impact performance, PORON XRD materials offer the consistency and reliability of PORON brand foams that designers have depended on for over 50 years. Designers continue to choose PORON materials because they provide reliable performance across a wide range of temperatures, and offer important benefits such as flame retardance, ease of fabrication, and superior resistance to collapse upon compression.
For more information on PORON XRD protection and the full range of PORON urethanes visit www.poronxrd.com or www.poronurethanes.com.
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