Woodstock, Connecticut - American football players are at risk from serious head injuries, which is why high-performance cushioned helmets are a priority, according to Rogers Corp., makers of Poron polyurethane foam cushioning materials.
"There has been an extraordinary amount of attention paid to football-related concussions over the last couple of years," said Dave Sherman, business development manager, Poron cushioning materials. "The good news is that NFL's (US National Football League) expanded commitment to medical research on brain injury, improved helmet testing and safer playing techniques, has filtered down to the college, high school levels."
Poron Cushioning said in an 18 Oct news release that it is working closely with helmet manufacturers to improve helmet safety. The company makes Poron XRD extreme impact foam and it said the molecular structure of the foam "instantly creates a protective shell on impact, while still remaining soft and flexible next to the body."
"We are consistently working on improving our materials to help sporting goods manufacturers design products that provide not only the best safety and comfort, but also allow athletes to compete unhindered by their equipment," said Sherman. "That way, athletes will want to wear the protection."
Poron Cushioning, a division of Rogers Corp. high-performance foam business, provides footwear, apparel and protective equipment brands with materials that support and protect athletes.