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Rogers PORON Industrial Polyurethanes: Redefining Long-Term Performance in Industrial Applications

Rogers PORON Industrial Polyurethanes

ABLE Converting and Rogers Corporation have united their expertise to forge a pioneering path in custom materials. Renowned for precision converting solutions, ABLE Converting brings to the table a legacy of excellence in tailoring materials to meet clients’ exact specifications. Our commitment to detail and dedication to delivering top-tier products align seamlessly with Rogers Corporation, a global leader in advanced materials technology. Leveraging our collective strengths, this partnership aspires to redefine the quality standards in custom materials production.

Rogers provides the materials while ABLE creates the custom part that’s tailor fit to the client’s requirements. One such material that provides superb performance in industrial applications is Rogers’ PORON Industrial Polyurethanes – let’s explore more about it in this article. 

Durable by Design: The Industrial Advantage of PORON Polyurethanes

The PORON Industrial Polyurethanes product line is designed to offer durable and enduring performance across various industrial applications. These products demonstrate low-outgassing, non-fogging, and non-corrosive properties, whether applied in gasket design, sealing, cushioning, or vibration management. This ensures they remain robust and do not become brittle or crumble over time. The versatility of the PORON line is underscored by its wide range of materials, catering to diverse design requirements.

Noteworthy advantages of PORON Industrial Polyurethanes include excellent resistance to compression set, ensuring longevity and consistent performance. These materials also exhibit good chemical resistance, making them suitable for applications where exposure to different chemicals is a concern. Additionally, PORON is easy to fabricate, cleanly die-cuts, and is compatible with a broad range of adhesives, enhancing its usability in various manufacturing processes. Clients can further benefit from superior sales and technical support, ensuring a seamless experience in integrating and utilizing PORON Industrial Polyurethanes for their specific industrial needs.

Exploring Rogers’ PORON Industrial Polyurethanes Product Line

Rogers’ comprehensive PORON product line encompasses a diverse range of offerings, comprising:

PORON 4701-30 Polyurethane

The PORON 4701-30 Polyurethane boasts a very soft and easily compressed material, making it ideal for a range of applications such as flexible gasketing, gap filling, and spring applications. It offers versatile solutions across various industrial needs with a thickness range spanning from 0.031″ to 0.500″ (0.79 mm to 12.7 mm).

PORON 4701-40 Polyurethane

The PORON 4701-40 Polyurethane is characterized by its soft material composition, making it well-suited for various gasket and gap-filling applications. With a thickness range spanning from 0.031″ to 0.500″ (0.79 mm to 12.7 mm), this versatile material provides a reliable solution for various industrial needs, ensuring flexibility and adaptability in its applications.

PORON 4701-50 Polyurethane

The PORON 4701-50 Polyurethane stands out with its firm material composition tailored for effectively managing high-energy impact. Specifically designed for gasket applications, this material offers a robust solution for impact management needs. With a thickness range spanning from 0.031″ to 0.500″ (0.79 mm to 12.7 mm), it provides versatility in gasket design while ensuring reliable performance under demanding conditions.

PORON 4701-60 Polyurethane

The PORON 4701-60 Polyurethane is distinguished by its very firm material composition, tailored to excel in energy management solutions. Well-suited for a variety of applications, including gasketing, spacers, bumpers, and footpads, this material provides a reliable and robust solution for diverse industrial needs. With a thickness range spanning from 0.031” to 0.250” (0.79 mm to 6.35 mm), it offers flexibility in design while ensuring effective energy management across various applications.

PORON 4790-92 Polyurethane

The PORON 4790-92 Polyurethane is distinguished by its extra soft material composition, featuring slow rebound and very low closure force. Designed for versatile applications, this material offers adaptability across avarioususes. With a thickness range spanning from 0.021″ to 0.500″ (0.53 mm to 12.7 mm), it provides a flexible and reliable solution for various industrial needs, ensuring superior performance in applications requiring an extra soft touch.

PORON 4790-79 Display Back Pad

The PORON 4790-79 Display Back Pad boasts multiple densities available, catering to a range of design requirements. Specifically designed for cushioning and shock absorption in device displays, this versatile material ensures optimal performance and protection for electronic devices. With its adaptable densities, it offers a tailored solution for achieving effective cushioning and absorption in diverse design applications.

PORON AquaPro Series Foams

The PORON AquaPro Series Foams, encompassing products 4701-37 & 4701-41, feature water-sealing capabilities and provide long-lasting protection. With a thickness range spanning from 0.15 – 12.7mm (.006 to .5 in), this series offers a reliable solution for applications requiring effective water sealing and durable protection across a spectrum of thickness requirements.

PORON Dura-Shape Materials

PORON Dura-Shape Materials are engineered to enhance dimensional stability with zero shrinkage or stretching. With tougher tear strength and reliable long-term shape retention, these materials offer robust solutions for applications where precise dimensions and durability are crucial. Whether used in gaskets, spacers, or other critical components, the Dura-Shape series ensures consistent and reliable performance over the long term.

PORON EVExtend Material

Tailored for Electric Vehicle (EV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) applications, PORON EVExtend Material offers excellent compression set properties. This specialized material ensures optimal performance in demanding automotive environments with a thickness range from 0.039″ to 0.118″ (1 mm to 3 mm). Its unique design and compression characteristics make it a reliable choice for applications within the EV and HEV sectors where durability and consistent performance are paramount.

PORON ShockPad Foam

PORON ShockPad Foam is characterized by its exceptional impact protection capabilities, enabling thinner and more streamlined product design. This specialized foam also exhibits excellent compression set resistance, ensuring durability and consistent performance.

PORON ShockSeal Foam

Boasting the ability to conform to small and intricate designs, PORON ShockSeal Foam is an excellent choice for impact protection, particularly in applications requiring precision. Its versatility extends to being an ideal solution for thin, large LCD displays, where its superior conformability and impact resistance shine. With a thickness as thin as 0.5mm, this foam offers a tailored approach to safeguarding delicate electronics without compromising design flexibility.

PORON SlimGrip Foam

Specifically engineered for applications with limited space, PORON SlimGrip Foam is ideal for fitting into tight spaces. With its exceptional ability to squeeze into gaps less than 0.05mm, this foam offers a tailored solution for environments where compactness and precision are essential. Whether utilized in electronic devices or intricate machinery, SlimGrip Foam ensures optimal performance in confined spaces without compromising on its effectiveness.

PORON Soft Seal 4701-15 Series

Recognized as the lowest-density offering in the PORON lineup, the PORON Soft Seal 4701-15 Series is distinguished by its exceptional sealing capabilities at 6 pounds/ft3. This material stands out for its low density and excels in superior compressibility and conformability. Whether applied in gaskets, seals, or other critical applications, the Soft Seal 4701-15 Series ensures top-tier performance in achieving optimal sealing outcomes, focusing on both compressibility and conformability.

PORON ThinStik Materials

The PORON ThinStik Materials represent a seamless fusion of PORON foam with a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer. This innovative combination enables higher compressibility, making it ideal for ultra-thin applications, and ensures reliable sealing for gaps as thin as 0.1mm. Tailored for precision and versatility, ThinStik™ Materials offer a reliable solution for applications where compressibility and effective sealing in narrow gaps are paramount.

PORON V-0 Foam

With a commitment to safety and reliability, PORON V-0 Foam stands out by meeting the stringent UL94 V-0 flammability rating. This distinctive characteristic ensures that the material exhibits exceptional flame resistance, making it a reliable choice for applications where fire safety is critical. Beyond its impressive flammability rating, PORON V-0 Foam also delivers excellent long-term performance, providing a durable and dependable solution for various industries and applications.

VFT Tapes

PORON VFT Tapes present a polyurethane core foam tape designed specifically for glass cover and touch screen bonding applications. This specialized tape combines the flexibility and resilience of polyurethane foam with adhesive properties, ensuring effective bonding in glass-related applications. With a thickness range spanning from 0.15mm to 0.30mm (6 mil to 12 mil), PORON VFT Tapes offer versatility in accommodating varying bonding requirements, providing a reliable solution for securing glass covers and touch screens in electronic devices.

Long-term Performance Guaranteed: PORON Industrial Polyurethanes Applications 

The versatility of the PORON line is highlighted by its extensive range of materials, catering to diverse design requirements. Notable advantages include exceptional resistance to compression set, longevity, and consistent performance. 

Applications of PORON Industrial Polyurethanes include:

Durable Dynamics with Rogers PORON Industrial Polyurethanes

PORON Industrial Polyurethanes product line is a testament to its commitment to delivering durable and enduring performance across a spectrum of industrial applications. Whether employed in gasket design, sealing, cushioning, or vibration management, these products consistently exhibit low-outgassing, non-fogging, and non-corrosive properties, ensuring long-lasting robustness. The broad versatility of the PORON line, manifested in its diverse materials, addresses a wide array of design requirements.

Interested in learning more about PORON and Rogers Corporation? Contact ABLE today and we’ll be more than happy to assist you!