When a device, a system, or even the human body is subjected to mechanical shock such as a drop or a bump, the result can be fractures, mechanical failure or personal injury. Protection in the area of shock absorption can be achieved via the use of high-performance, lightweight materials to isolate impact and damp vibration.
PORON® polyurethane and BISCO® silicone materials continue to prove to be the best shock absorbing materials when flexible cushioning is needed. Both have a unique open cell structure that provides excellent resistance to compression set (collapse) and delivers superior shock absorption, impact protection, high resiliency and vibration damping. Rogers’ broad portfolio of shock absorbing foams offers an array of solutions developed specifically for protecting components in industrial, electronic, and transportation applications, and protecting consumers in medical, footwear and other wearable applications.
For automotive, aircraft, electronics and industrial applications, effective shock absorption must be able to withstand the effects of compression and repeated use while managing and absorbing damaging impact energy. Rogers offers a portfolio of high performance shock absorption solutions that absorb and distribute impact energy, preventing stress on whatever the cushion is protecting. While most shock absorbing cushioning wears down over time, PORON polyurethane and BISCO silicone foam’s unique open cell structure produces a breathable foam that will not break down with continual use. These materials are highly compressible and conformable, while resisting compression and stress relaxations.
Wearable cushioning must provide consumers with the right amount of shock absorption and resilience for comfortable protection from impact and stress on the body. Shock absorption is critical in wearable applications from shoes to athletic equipment, where cushioning must withstand hit after hit while maintaining its shape and providing continuous comfort for the wearer. In side-by-side tests, PORON materials outperform vinyl sponge, neoprene sponge, sponge rubber, latex foam, vinyl nitrile and solid viscoelastic. Rogers’ portfolio of wearable cushioning offers design flexibility, long-lasting comfort and high-performance shock absorption that withstand even the toughest daily wear. Whether you are looking to design comfortable shoes or protective sports equipment, Rogers’ offerings are designed to provide maximum repeated shock absorption from minimum thickness.