Protecting Tablet Displays from Dust and Impact
Rogers Handheld Shock Control Design Guide
Protecting the LCD Glass of handheld devices is increasingly important. The Rogers Handheld Shock Control Design Guide covers everything you need to know about how PORON materials protect the displays in handheld designs.
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PORON® Urethanes Cushioning Material
Whoops! We've all had minor accidents or occasional drops with our beloved tablet PCs. Ever wonder what keeps your tablet working despite these calamities? Tablet designers around the globe have learned the secret for sealing out dust and protecting tablets from impacts. That's why they depend on our specially-engineered PORON Urethanes cushioning materials.
It is difficult to protect tablets from impact as they become thinner. The trends toward larger and more expensive screens in thinner devices mean that it is now more important than ever to protect the display.
If you look closely at your tablet display, you may be able to see a thin black line around the display. Thats most likely the gasket that protects the liquid crystal display (LCD) from bumps, bruises, moisture and dust. When created out of the right material, the LCD gasket can absorb and distribute impact energy, which prevents cracks in the display.
By working closely with tablet designers, Rogers has developed a special portfolio of extremely reliable,ultra-thin cushioning materials to meet the demands of these cool new devices. Our PORON Urethane foam materials absorb and distribute impact energy, preventing unwanted cracks in display screens. They not only protect against the first impact but continue to perform over and over again due to their excellent resistance to compression set.
Specially engineered for tablet display protection, PORON ShockSeal foam solves the unique challenges of cushioning, sealing and protection for tablets larger displays. Under stringent test conditions, this innovative material has been shown to reduce impact force for mobile devices by up to four times that of materials typically used for display gaskets.
If you want to see the dramatic difference for yourself, a couple of our bright tech-savvy engineers have created a brief video that demonstrates how this material performs in the typical drop ball test used by many designers.
Our innovative cushioning materials are used for a wide range of impact protection, and some designers take the benefits of our materials to the extreme. G-Form has designed our extreme impact protection cushioning, PORON XRD material into a tablet case so that you can even bring your tablet with you on your extreme sports like mountain climbing and perhaps even sky diving. Who knows where the materials technologies from Rogers Corporation will turn up next?
Read more about our materials for display protection or the wide range of our high performance foams design solutions. Or contact us to discuss your own unique design challenge and how Rogers can be of help.