Bonding Study: Rogers PORON® Industrial Polyurethanes

Determining the correct adhesive when bonding to foam and felt may be challenging, especially when seeking to provide your customer an accurate quote quickly and accurately. To help you with the adhesive selection, and the technical requirements your customer may require, Avery Dennison Performance Tapes has developed a series of adhesive technology bonding studies. These studies highlight the performance of our Core Series™ Portfolio adhesive products when combined with foams and felts from national manufacturers.

Bonding to Rogers PORON® Industrial Polyurethanes

Rogers’ line of PORON® industrial polyurethanes provides durable, long-term performance. Whether in gasket design, sealing, cushioning, or vibration management, PORON® products are low-outgassing, non-fogging, non-corrosive, and will not become brittle and crumble. The extensive range of PORON® materials address a multitude of design requirements.

Rogers PORON® and Avery Dennison Adhesive Sample Preparation

Avery Dennison adhesive products were backed with a 2 mil PET film and trimmed to a one-inch width. Two sample sets were laminated to Rogers PORON® Industrial Polyurethanes.

Rogers PORON® and Avery Dennison Adhesive Sample Testing

Foam bonding is affected by the foam's base polymer, thickness, and cell type. Adhesion to foam is impacted by factors such as: adhesive mass, pressure, compression, lamination speed and temperature. All samples were tested at 180° Peel Adhesion at 12 in/min. It was determined by this study that heat lamination is beneficial (220˚F).

To identify the Avery Dennison Core Series adhesive ideal for your application, please refer to the Core Series Product Selection Tool. Using the Core Series' simple four-step adhesive selection process, you will be able to find the product that best suits your needs. The Core Series Product Selection Tool is available at

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