Rogers Corporation supplies a range of specialty materials products across a range of end markets, including portable communications, communications infrastructure, consumer electronics, mass transit, automotive, defense, and clean technology. Segments The company’s segments include Printed Circuit Materials (PCM), High Performance Foams (HPF), Power Electronics Solutions (PES), and Other. PCM This segment includes printed circuit board laminate products for high frequency, high performance applications. These products have characteristics that offer performance and other functional advantages in various market applications and serve to differentiate the company’s products from other commonly available materials. These products are sold principally to independent and captive printed circuit board fabricators that convert its laminates to custom printed circuits. The polymer-based dielectric layers of the company’s circuit board laminates are proprietary materials that provide specialized electrical and mechanical properties. Trade names for the company’s printed circuit board materials include RO3000, RO4000, RT/duroid, ULTRALAM, RO2800, LoPro, COOLSPAN, 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 for both aviation and automotive applications. HPF This segment includes polyurethane and silicone foam, as well as solid products manufactured in roll stock, sheet, and molded formats. These materials have characteristics that offer functional advantages in various market applications, which serve to differentiate the company’s products from other commonly available materials. HPF products are sold worldwide to converters, fabricators, distributors, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for use in general industrial applications; portable electronics, including mobile Internet devices; consumer goods; mass transportation; construction; printing applications; and other markets. Trade names for the company’s HPF include PORON Microcellular Urethanes 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 and XRD for high impact cushioning protection; Rogers BISCO silicones cellular, solid and specialty roll stock for flame retardant gaskets, seals and cushioning applications in communications infrastructure equipment, aircraft, trains, cars and trucks, and for shielding extreme temperature or flame; and eSORBA urethane foams used in portable communications, entertainment devices, and other industrial applications. The company has two 50% owned joint ventures that extend and complement its worldwide business in HPF. Rogers INOAC Corporation, a joint venture with Japan-based INOAC Corporation, manufactures high performance polyurethane foam materials in Mie and Taketoyo, Japan to primarily serve the Japanese and Taiwanese markets. Rogers INOAC Suzhou Corporation provides polyurethane foam materials primarily to the Asian marketplace. PES This segment includes direct bond copper ceramic substrate products and busbar power distribution products. Trade names for this segment’s products include curamik ceramic substrates and RO-LINX products. Curamik ceramic substrates are used in the design of intelligent power management devices, such as insulated gate bipolar transistor modules, which enable a range of products, including industrial motor drives, wind and solar converters, and electric and hybrid electric vehicle drive systems. RO-LINX products are used in high power electrical inverter and converter systems for use in mass transit (high speed trains), clean technology applications (wind turbines, solar farms, and electric vehicles), and variable frequency drives for high to mid power applications. Other This segment consists of elastomer components, floats and inverter distribution activities. Elastomer components are sold to OEMs for applications in ground transportation, office equipment, consumer, and other markets. Trade names for the company’s 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 primarily serving the portable communications and automotive markets. Sales and Marketing Majority of the company’s products are sold through direct sales channels positioned near major concentrations of its customers throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. The company’s products were sold to approximately 3,000 customers worldwide in 2014. The company markets its range of products worldwide. Almost all of its sales are facilitated through its own worldwide sales force, with a small percentage facilitated through independent agents and distributors. Strategy The company’s overall strategy across its operating segments is to offer highly regarded, technologically advanced products that are price competitive in relation to value and to link its product offerings with superior market knowledge, technical know-how, and customer service. History Rogers Corporation was founded in 1832.
rogers corp (ROG:New York)
One Technology Drive
PO Box 188
Rogers, CT 06263
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