Silicone Foam suits passenger railcar flooring systems.

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Featuring specific stiffness values and elasticity properties, BISCO L3-A provides vibration mitigation isolation under all travel conditions. It provides safety protection as mandated by various American and European safety standards, including both British and French fire protection standards. Exhibiting less than 1% compression set, low weight, low flame, and low smoke solution reduces need for refurbishments over railcar's operational lifetime.

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Rogers' Bisco L3-A Silicone on Track for Innotrans 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Rogers, Ct - Rogers Corporation (Hall 3.1, Stand 143) will be featuring its new light weight BISCO L3-A silicone vibration mitigation foam product at the upcoming International Trade Fair for Transport Technology (InnoTrans 2008) to be held in Berlin, September 23-26.

Rogers' BISCO L3-A cellular foam material has been designed specifically for use in passenger railcar flooring systems. The foam provides the highest level of safety protection as mandated by various American and European safety standards, including both British and French fire protection standards.

L3-A features specifically designed stiffness values as determined by the excellent elasticity properties, which results in superior vibration mitigation isolation under all travel conditions. L3-A is a low weight, low flame and low smoke solution for passenger railcars, resulting in safer, quieter cabins.

It exhibits unmatched stress relaxation performance compared to other foam polymers. With less than one percent compression set, L3-A significantly reduces the need for costly refurbishments over a railcar's operational lifetime.

BISCO silicones from Rogers offer a broad portfolio of design solutions for many market applications. BISCO materials are resistant to temperature extremes, UV and ozone and are extremely resilient to mechanical fatigue. They exhibit excellent compression-set and creep resistance. All BISCO cellular products carry the most stringent UL flame ratings available.

For more information on Rogers' L3-A silicone or the entire BISCO product line visit

About Rogers Corporation

Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG ), headquartered in Rogers, Conn., is a global technology leader in the development and manufacture of high performance specialty material products for a variety of applications in a wide range of markets including: portable communications, consumer products, communication infrastructure, ground transportation, and aerospace and defense. Most of the Company's products are covered by trade secrets or patents. Rogers operates manufacturing facilities in Arizona, Connecticut, and Illinois in the U.S., in Gent, Belgium and in Suzhou, China. Asian sales offices are located in Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, India and Singapore. Rogers has joint ventures in Japan and China with INOAC Corporation, in Taiwan with Chang Chun Plastics Co., Ltd. and in the U.S. with Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. The world runs better with Rogers.®

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