Rogers Corporation supplies a range of specialty materials products across various markets, including portable communications, communications infrastructure, consumer electronics, mass transit, automotive, defense, and clean technology. Segments and Products The company’s operations comprise the following segments: High Performance Foams (HPF), Printed Circuit Materials (PCM), Curamik Electronics Solutions (CES) and Power Distribution Systems (PDS), which comprise its Power Electronics Solutions (PES) core strategic category and the Other segment. High Performance Foams The High Performance Foams operating segment includes polyurethane and silicone foam products. These foams have characteristics that offer functional uses in various market applications, and serve to differentiate its products from other commonly available materials. High Performance Foams are sold to fabricators, distributors, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for applications in portable communications, consumer electronics, mass transit and other markets. Trade names for its High Performance Foams include PORON urethane foams used for making high performance gaskets and seals in vehicles, portable communications devices, computers and peripherals; PORON cushion insole materials for footwear and related products; PORON healthcare and medical materials for body cushioning and orthotic appliances; R/bak compressible printing plate backing and mounting products for cushioning flexographic plates for printing on packaging materials; PORON for high impact cushioning protection, and BISCO silicone foams, solids, sponge and extrusion products for making flame retardant gaskets and seals in communications infrastructure equipment, aircraft, trains, cars and trucks, and for shielding extreme temperature or flame. The company’s subsidiary, SK Utis Co., Ltd. (Utis), operates a high performance polyurethane foam business located in South Korea. It supplies polyurethane foam solutions for portable communications, entertainment, and industrial applications to Korean-based OEMs. Utis has a solid presence in various markets, including mobile Internet devices and high definition televisions. The company has two 50% owned joint ventures that extend and complement its worldwide business in High Performance Foams. Rogers INOAC Corporation (RIC), a joint venture with Japan-based INOAC Corporation, manufactures high performance polyurethane foam materials in Mie and Taketoyo, Japan to predominantly serve the Japanese market. In 2004, the company further extended its relationship with INOAC Corporation with the formation of another joint venture in Suzhou, China, Rogers INOAC Suzhou Corporation (RIS), which also manufactures polyurethane foam materials primarily for the Chinese market. Printed Circuit Materials The company’s Printed Circuit Materials segment includes printed circuit board laminate products for high frequency, high performance applications. The company’s Printed Circuit Materials have characteristics that offer performance and other functional advantages in various market applications, and serve to differentiate its products from other commonly available materials. Printed Circuit Materials are sold principally to independent and captive printed circuit board manufacturers that convert its laminates to custom printed circuits. The polymer-based dielectric layers of its rigid circuit board laminates are proprietary materials that provide highly specialized electrical and mechanical properties. Trade names for its rigid printed circuit board materials include RO3000, RO4000, RT/duroid, ULTRALAM, RO2800 and TMM laminates. All of these laminates are used for making circuitry that receive, transmit, and process high frequency communications signals, yet each laminate has varying properties that address specific needs and applications within the communications market. High frequency circuits are used in the equipment and devices that comprise wireless communications systems, including cellular communications, digital cellular communications, paging, direct broadcast television, global positioning, mobile radio communications, and radar. Power Electronics Solutions The company’s Power Electronics Solutions category is comprised of two operating segments - Curamik Electronics Solutions and Power Distribution Systems. Curamik Electronics Solutions: Curamik is a manufacturer of direct copper bonded (DCB) ceramic substrate products used in the design of intelligent power management devices, such as insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) modules. These devices enable a range of products, including industrial motor drives, wind and solar converters and electric and hybrid electric vehicle drive systems. Power Distribution Systems: The Power Distribution Systems operating segment manufactures busbar power distribution products in Ghent, Belgium and Suzhou, China under the RO-LINX POWERCIRCUIT trade name. The company sells these RO-LINX POWERCIRCUIT products to manufacturers of high power electrical inverter and converter systems for use in mass transit (e.g. high speed trains) and clean technology applications. In the industrial application area, its RO-LINX POWERCIRCUIT products are utilized in a variety of variable frequency drives for high to mid power applications. Other The Other segment consists of elastomer rollers, floats and its inverter distribution activities. Elastomer components are sold to OEMs for applications in ground transportation, office equipment, consumer and other markets. Trade names for its elastomer components include NITROPHYL floats for level sensing in fuel tanks, motors, and storage tanks and ENDUR elastomer rollers and belts for document handling in copiers, printers, mail sorting machines and automated teller machines. Inverters are sold primarily to OEMs and fabricators that in turn sell to various other third parties that primarily serve the portable communication and automotive markets. Sales and Marketing The company’s products were sold to 3,000 customers worldwide in 2012. The company markets its range of products throughout the world. History Rogers Corporation was founded in 1832.
rogers corp (ROG:New York)
One Technology Drive
PO Box 188
Rogers, CT 06263-0188
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