Great news!  The team at Rogers PORON Cushioning has done it again…

We have a new design tool for you to try out….

The Rogers’ PORON® Cushioning Material Selection Tool will assist you in identifying PORON® Cushioning materials that may be ideally suited to meet your design requirements. The mission of this design tool is to provide several material options based upon your design requirements.  It offers a two-level drill down to get closer to your specific requirements:

The design scenarios include:

Application Sub Application
Aftermarket Insoles Athletic Insole
Ball of Foot Cushioning
Comfort/Casual Insole
Diabetic Insole
Medical/Orthapedic Insole
Animal Apparel Horse Boots
Saddle pads
Apparel Gloves
Hats/Caps
Upper body
Lower body
Bags and Accessories Bag Straps
Electronic Device Cases
Footwear Athletic
Cleats
Comfort/Casual
Diabetic footwear
High heel
Hiking
Ice Skates
Orthopedic footwear
Snowboarding/ Ski Boots
Work/Heavy Duty
Medical Devices
Protective Apparel Gloves
Lower Body
Performance Cushioning
Upper Body
Protective Equipment Elbow pads
Footwear
Gloves
Helmet
Hip pads
Knee pads
Protective vest
Shin guards
Shoulder pads

We encourage you to contact a Rogers’ representative for more detailed product information. At the bottom of the page you will find a technical questions/feedback form. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for improving this tool that may better assist you or provide feedback on what you think.

Silicone Material Selection Guide

On December 2, 2010, in BISCO Silicones, by sharilee

Selecting materials for gasketing and sealing means taking a close look at critical specs, such as temperature, flammability, toxicity, vibration isolation, and sound damping. To make the process easier, the Silicone Material Selection Guide walks you through the options, helping you pick the right materials for your application.

Fire, heat, tearing, elasticity, EMI/RFI shielding – there are a lot of issues to consider. Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV), for example, need materials for environmental seals, vibration pads, antenna seals, battery cell cushions, and more. The goal is a design that performs at its peak over an extended period of time. This requires materials that keep harsh environmental elements out and provide low compression set and long term stress relaxation.

For mass transit applications, foam cushioning is one of the largest single combustible components. As a result, strict regulations are in place to ensure cushions meet flame spread, smoke density, and hazardous emissions standards.

Whether your design calls for resistance to temperature extremes, low flammability, or high tear strength, start your search with the Silicon Material Selection Guide. The Guide features BISCO Silicones — cellular, solid, and specialty materials that can be fabricated into gaskets, heat shields, fire stops, seals, cushions, and insulation for a wide variety of applications.

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