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Poron® 4701-30 : “Very Soft” Polyurethane

Poron® 4701-30 : “Very Soft” Polyurethane

Poron® grade 4701-30 foam is very soft and easily compressed for use where flexibility is a key requirement. The unique cellular properties allow for consistent closure force and very limited stress relaxation and compression set in sealing, cushioning, and gap filling applications.

Features

    • Resistance to Stress Relaxation and Compression Set
    • Vibration and Impact Energy Absorption
    • Low Outgassing
    • Broad Service Temperature Range
    • Flame Retardant
    • Fabricates by Die Cutting, Water Jet, and Laser
    • Consistent Thickness and Cell Structure
    • RoHS Compliant
    • Excellent Technical Assistance and Sample Support

Details

Poron grade 4701-30 open cell polyurethane foam is very soft and easily compressed for use where flexibility is a key requirement.  It is offered in three densities (15, 20, and 25 lbs/ft3) providing a range of properties within the product family.  The standard available thicknesses range from 0.031" to 0.500" (0.79 mm to 12.7 mm).  It is available in both unsupported and PET supported grades for dimensional stability in a soft foam.

Typical Properties - See the full data sheet for Poron 4701-30 specifications.

Property

Value

Density, lb/ft3 (kg/m3)

15 (240)

20 (320)

25 (400)

Thickness, in (mm)

0.188-0.500

(4.78-12.70)

0.062-0.125

(1.57-3.18)

0.031-0.045

(0.79-1.14)

Compression Force Deflection, psi @ (25%)

1-5

3 Typical

3-8

5 Typical

5-12

9 Typical

Hardness, Shore “O”

<3

8

16

Compression Set, max %

2 @ 23oC

10 @ 70oC

Service Temperature, Continuous Rec.

High: 194oF (90oC)

Low: -60oF (-51oC)

Flammability, UL 94HBF, @ in thickness  (File E20305)

>0.188

>0.093

-

UV Resistance

“Good”

Color

Black

Material Width, in

54

Format Availability

Fabricated Parts, Foam Tapes, Rolls, Sheets

Thermoformable

No

RoHS Compliant

Yes

Halogen Free

No

INSUL-FAB PN

Varies – See Availability Chart

Poron® microcellular polyurethane products are fine pitch open cell foams produced by Rogers Corporation.  Their unique properties allow for consistent closure force and very limited compression set in sealing, cushioning, and gap filling applications. 

Stress Relax Comparison Chart

Elevated temperature is used to simulate accelerated aging, indicating long-term performance of Rogers Poron compared to other common foam products used in gasket and seal applications.

Compression Set

In addition to grade 4701-30 “Very Soft”, they are available in a variety of product types from .004” (.10mm) to .500” (12.7mm) thick for converted applications in sealing, cushioning, and gap filling.  Click here for a full listing of Poron products

Roger Corporation Insul-Fab is proud to be designated a Major Converter for Rogers Elastomeric Materials Solutions (EMS) and we commonly have many of their standard products in stock for fabrication.  Our expertise in material fabrication and supporting OEM design and production applications spans over 50 years of serving a wide variety of markets.

Product Identification System

Poron products are made in with varying density, thickness, sealing capability, compression recovery, and construction characteristics.  Unlike many other foams, Poron is made to intended end-use thickness with a skin on both sides, rather than being skived down from a thicker bun or roll which exposes the cell structure but allows more thickness flexibility.  As a result, typical part drawing specifications call out a Poron product identification.

Poron Product Listing

Standard Product Availability

Within the most common Poron product lines there are many SKUs that are available as standard, and many more that are non-standard but available with minimum orders.  A listing of these products is shown below.  Please note, this information is subject to change.

Poron 4701-30: Very Soft

Product

Density (lbs/ft3)

Thickness (in)

INSUL-FAB PN

4701-30-15188-04

15

0.188

 

4701-30-15250-04

15

0.250

IF2235

4701-30-15375-04

15

0.375

IF3064

4701-30-15500-04

15

0.500

IF2236

4701-30-20062-04

20

0.062

IF2388

4701-30-20093-04

20

0.093

IF2362

4701-30-20125-04

20

0.125

IF2716

4701-30-25031-04

25

0.031

IF2437

4701-30-25035-04

25

0.035

 

4701-30-25045-04

25

0.045

IF2664

Poron 4701-30: Very Soft – Supported with 2mil PET

Product

Density (lbs/ft3)

Thickness (in)

INSUL-FAB PN

4701-30-20064-04 P

20

0.064

 

4701-30-20095-04 P

20

0.095

 

4701-30-25021-04 P

25

0.021

 

4701-30-25037-04 P

25

0.037

IF2794

4701-30-25047-04 P

25

0.047

 

Click here for a complete listing of Poron product availability or contact us to find out if the Poron SKU you are looking for is available in stock.  Samples of any of the materials are generally available within 1-3 days of request.

In applications where the desired thickness is not available, Insul-Fab can laminate two layers of Poron together with adhesive, or we can utilize another substrate, such as Formex or Lexan plastic film, to fill the desired gap and provide part rigidity while maintaining a stack-up of UL rated products for flammability requirements. 

Adhesive Backing and Lamination

Most applications for Rogers Poron Polyurethanes require an adhesive backing with release liner for attachment in the end use, or as an assembly aid.  Insul-Fab laminates Poron materials using pressure sensitive adhesives.  Poron does not contain plasticizers, like many other foam products do, so long term bond strength is maintained.  While many products bond well to Poron, we recommend the following laminating adhesives. 

Adhesive

Construction

  • 3M 467MP and 3M 468MP

.002” and .005” unsupported acrylic

  • 3M 9832 and 3M 9832HL

.005” double-coated acrylic

  • Concote CC593

.004” double-coated acrylic

Adhesive selection should be influenced by the end-use attachment substrate, the configuration of the part, and the application use conditions.  Unsupported acrylic adhesives offer an excellent bond and ability to conform to surface variations.  Double-coated or supported acrylics provide dimensional stability to larger parts or thin cross sections, to prevent stretching during end use application.

Other applications require the addition of a laminated film for surface protection, cosmetics, dimensional stability, or surface sliding.  We have available films such as PET, Formex, and Lexan for these occasions.

Applications

  • Environmental Seals
  • Foam Tapes
  • Motor & Fan Mounts
  • Vibration Isolation & NVH
  • Gaskets
  • LED Light Seals
  • Air Gap Filling for Thermal Management
  • IP Rated Enclosure Door Seals
  • Battery Support Pads
  • Spring / Rebound Pads
  • Appliance Foot Pads & Anti-Slip
  • Sound Damping
  • Transportation Interiors
  • Cable Grommets & Pass-Throughs

Poron 4701 30

Poron is an ideal material for many applications for air, dust, or light sealing.  Despite being open cell, it can also be used effectively for moisture and water immersion gaskets and seals, with the proper material grade and compression.

Many Rogers Poron® products carry a UV Resistance rating of “good”, per ASTM G 53-96, but we do not recommend them for extended use in direct sunlight applications.  For options, consider materials we offer made from silicone or EPDM.

For assistance choosing the right Poron material for your application, try the interactive Poron Product Properties Guide.

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