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Rogers Corporation Introduces UV Resistant UHMW-PE for Demanding Outdoor Applications

Release Date: 09/25/2018

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Chandler, Arizona, September 25, 2018 – Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) is pleased to introduce DeWAL® DW402UV and DW 405BNCUV, skived Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE) materials with a modified formula that aids in withstanding direct sunlight and other forms of UV light. These new materials leverage the robust properties of UHMW-PE, while offering unique stability for outdoor UV-exposed applications.

Typical UHMW-PE products are not considered to be UV stable. In fact, most will degrade when exposed to prolonged sun and other UV light. Rogers’ new DeWAL DW402UV & DW 405BNCUV materials are enhanced with a filler that aids in the material’s ability to withstand the harmful effects of UV light. At the same time, the modified formulas retain all the key properties of UHMW-PE such as extremely high abrasion resistance, which exceeds the abrasion resistance of steel. This property, coupled with broad chemical resistance and low coefficient of friction, makes these materials an extremely versatile engineering solution for severe outdoor service applications.

These new materials are ideal for challenging applications such as the inner and outer surfaces for certain chemical, fuel, and hydraulic hoses. Other examples include linings for chutes and material moving equipment to decrease friction and wear or automotive weather stripping.

Chris Brooks, Senior Product Line Manager at Rogers Corporation states, “We are pleased to introduce this new UV resistant UHMW-PE materials to address the unique challenges of outdoor applications. We look forward to providing customers with a solution that can withstand the rigors of direct sunlight.”

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About Rogers Corporation

Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) is a global leader in engineered materials to power, protect, and connect our world. With more than 180 years of materials science experience, Rogers delivers high-performance solutions that enable clean energy, internet connectivity, and safety and protection applications, as well as other technologies where reliability is critical. Rogers delivers Power Electronics Solutions for energy-efficient motor drives, vehicle electrification and alternative energy; Elastomeric Material Solutions for sealing, vibration management and impact protection in mobile devices, transportation interiors, industrial equipment and performance apparel; and Advanced Connectivity Solutions for wireless infrastructure, automotive safety and radar systems. Headquartered in Arizona (USA), Rogers operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, and South Korea, with joint ventures and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit