ROGERS, Conn. (Nov. 18, 2010)—A multi-year joint development project is paying off for Rogers Corp. and PolyWorks Corp.
The two companies said they signed an agreement under which Rogers is licensing North Smithfield, R.I.-based PolyWorks' technology for molding Rogers' high-performance foam brand, Poron microcellular polyurethanes, into three dimensional shapes.
The deal, finalized Nov. 2 after the two firms adopted PolyWorks' molding technology to Rogers' urethanes, enables Rogers to expand its Poron offerings beyond its continuous sheet foam.
Rogers is buying a custom molding machine from PolyWorks and a license to use the technology. It will install a new line at the company's Suzhou, China, plant to produce the company's new offerings.