The High Performance Foams Division of Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) will be exhibiting its BISCO® silicone materials at the upcoming Aircraft Interiors Expo 2012 at the Hamburg Messe, Hamburg, Germany, 27-29 March 2012 (Stand # 7H30). The company will be introducing an innovative cushion material designed to create a thinner, more durable aircraft seat cushion.
The new “comfort pad” technology is a non-petroleum based, fungal resistant open-cell silicone foam that enables designers to create thinner foam cushion constructions, potentially reducing the overall seat weight. This low density (50 kg/m³) material, the result of proprietary formulation and processing, provides lasting comfort after thousands of cycles.
At the Expo, Rogers will also feature its BISCO A2 and A2R Sound Barrier, a solid silicone rubber engineered to meet rugged FST (flame, smoke & toxicity) requirements that block the transmission of sound. BISCO A2R (R for reinforced) possesses greater tensile strength and durability, allowing it to be used more widely throughout the aircraft interior and also within the acoustic insulation package.
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