Woodstock, Connecticut - Impact protection has come a long way from the days of steel armour, says Rogers Corp., a leading developer and manufacturer of foams for comfort and energy management. New technologies that seem like science fiction will be showcased during the 7th International Conference of Safety and Protective Fabrics to be held on Tuesday, 26 Oct at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, the firm said in a 20 Oct announcement.
Rogers will present a paper on recent trends, material technologies and testing methods used in extreme impact protection designs, under the title Impact mitigation designs with foams, with a focus on products based on its Poron polyurethane-based products.
"From protective sports to military equipment, customers continually demand more advanced, innovative material solutions," states Dave Sherman, business manager for the high performance foams division of Rogers. "I hope my presentation will help to shed some light on the new materials and testing methods that are available to design firms."
The 7th International Conference on Safety & Protective Fabrics is developed by the Safety & Technical Products group of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). The conference is designed to introduce new technologies, cutting edge research, and cross-market products throughout the industrial safety market.
Rogers says it has an expansive portfolio of high performance products as the result of a relentless commitment to innovation forged through research and development over its 175-year history. For over 40 years its Poron cushioning materials have provided footwear, apparel, and protective equipment brands with a material that supports, protects, comforts, and most importantly, helps athletes stay in the race.
Its Lurie Research & Development Center in Rogers, Connecticut, together with R&D centres in Belgium and China, conduct original research into new product solutions for Rogers customers' biggest challenges and provide technical support to all Rogers' businesses worldwide.
For additional information on the 'Impact mitigation designs with foams' lecture, please e-mail [email protected] or visit www.poroncushioning.com, www.poronxrd.com.