PORON® XRD® Standard Shapes 

PORON® XRD® Extreme Impact Protection is available in several ready-to-use standard shapes that meet a variety of impact absorption levels and your unique product design needs.

Like all PORON XRD Material offerings, this series of standard shapes provides the best in wearable, repeated impact protection technology. PORON XRD Material is ideal for use in protective footwear and apparel applications where protection, comfort and consistent performance are required, use after use.

Performance Enhancing Benefits of PORON® XRD® Standard Shapes:

  • Dependable repeated impact protection.
  • Thin, lightweight and flexible.
  • Grooved hinges form moisture-wicking air channels for added comfort.
  • Durable and abrasion resistant.
  • Built in Microban® antimicrobial protection to inhibit the growth of stain- and odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew.
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  • Available in five sizes and perfect for a variety of uses, including ASTM and EN metatarsal guards, hip, elbow and knee pads.
  • Contoured, feathered edges offer a sleek design that can be seamlessly incorporated into products for great impact protection without the bulk.

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  • Specifically designed to help you meet in-garment EN 1621-2 Level 1 and EN 13158 impact standards.
  • Flexible, high-impact protection that’s easily trimmed for men’s and women’s sizes.

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  • Extremely customizable by you to suit your specific product design needs.
  • Easily die cut, sewn, glued, etc. for versatile uses in a wide range of apparel and footwear designs.


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Maximum Protection that Beats the Competition

PORON® XRD® Material has been tested to absorb up to 90% of the energy from impact, surpassing performance of current impact absorbing materials in various applications.

In many cases, PORON XRD Material is thinner, more flexible and less dense than competitive materials, thus helping to not weigh down the athlete or hinder performance!

PORON® XRD® M-Guard, B-Guard and X-Pad PRELIMINARY Physical Properties

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All metric conversions are approximate. Additional technical services are available. Information listed based on typical physical properties. * Standard testing property; Certificate of Compliance available per lot.
** Incorporating the PORON XRD M-Guard into your boot construction DOES NOT guarantee a passing result for the ASTM and EN Metatarsel guard standards. Boot manufacturers should take necessary considerations for design and we encourage each design be tested for their proper use before completion. *** Note: Two styles of PORON XRD M-Guards are available to help pass EN ISO 20345 or ASTM F 2413.

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During application use, Rogers recommends placing the PORON® Standard Parts with the grooved side against the body, foot, etc. The grooved hinges are designed to flex inward during motion. Graphical depictions of PORON® XRD® Shapes are for visual representation only. Die cutting and other product customizations not performed by Rogers. All PORON XRD Molded Shapes standard offerings include a black polyester fabric backing.