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Rogers Corporation Introduces FDA Compliant UHMW-PE Films for Specialty Hoses

Release Date: 12/06/2018

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Rogers Corporation Introduces FDA Compliant UHMW-PE Films for Specialty Hoses

Chandler, Arizona, December 6, 2018 – Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) is pleased to introduce a portfolio of FDA-compliant films to solve the unique challenges of specialty hoses. The new DeWAL® DW402 family of skived Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE) films are highly versatile materials engineered for use in hoses requiring food-grade compliance, such as those used in the production of wine and other beverages. The materials also address a wide variety of other challenging service applications such as the inner and outer surfaces of potable water, chemical, fuel, and hydraulic hoses.

DeWAL DW402 UHMW-PE films have a carbon filler that achieves conductivity sufficient for static dissipation applications and is compliant with FDA CFR 177.1520 for food contact polymer materials. These films have extremely high abrasion resistance, exceeding the abrasion resistance of steel, as well as broad chemical resistance and a low coefficient of friction.

Available in natural, black, and white, the new DeWAL DW402 films are offered in 3 standard grades of skived UHMW-PE rolled goods, in a range of thicknesses starting as thin as 3 mils (0.0763 mm).

Christopher Brooks, Senior Product Line Manager of DeWAL Films & Tapes at Rogers Corporation states, “We are delighted to offer products that are not only robust, but versatile and safe for use with food-grade hoses. These new UHMW-PE films address a wide variety of challenging applications.”

Visit the Rogers website for more information on DeWAL UHMW-PE films and the entire family of Rogers’ elastomeric material solutions.

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 www.rogerscorp.com .