Porous technology applications

The Porex solution-oriented approach to specific porous material technology application challenges has benefited our customers since 1961. With our proven reputation for innovation and our decades of porous plastic technology experience, we meet even the most complex wicking, diffusion, venting, filtration, and other functional requirements with solutions designed to give you distinct advantages.

Whether for healthcare, electronics, automotive, consumer or industrial applications, Porex porous polymer technology makes it possible.


Porex has a long history of designing and manufacturing porous plastic and porous fiber components utilized in a variety of sparging and diffusion applications – from industrial to consumer. See how our diffuser product design and development expertise can enable the achievement of your product objectives.

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In 2003, Porex developed antimicrobial porous media as an effective solution against bacteria and fungi. Continuing its history of innovation, Porex has now developed Porex® Barrier Technology™, a microbicidal technology that goes beyond inhibiting microbial growth on surfaces; it kills microbes in liquid and gas streams on contact.

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Filtration / Separation

POREX® Porous Plastic Filter Materials have been utilized for decades in demanding filtration and separation applications. Explore how our material science expertise and filtration and separation application experience can enable your product development objectives.

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POREX® Porous Plastics are self-supporting and inherently hydrophobic, making them ideal for a wide variety of venting applications in healthcare, consumer, and industrial markets. A broad range of standard and custom solutions is available.

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Porex has been designing and developing fluid transfer (wicking) systems utilizing porous plastic materials for 50 years. From consumer to healthcare products, we can develop customized applications that meet your specific requirements.

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Crossflow Filtration

Porex has a long history of innovation in high-solids filtration and separation applications. Our solution-oriented approach to specific filtration challenges continues to open new paths of innovation for a wide range of customers in the healthcare, industrial, and consumer markets.

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Media Support

Porex has been designing porous plastic support and retention media for over 30 years. Our time-tested expertise in material science, customized material type selection, and part design can assist in the success of your product development goals.

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Thermal Management

Heat generated by electrical inefficiencies or from external environmental conditions can lead to premature failure of electrical components. Porex tackles these problems with solutions from porous vents that are designed to allow heat to escape while keeping dust and moisture out to heat conductive porous plastics that are designed to provide enhanced heat flow.

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Porous plastics are used in acoustic applications ranging from wind and debris protection to sound dampening. Because Porex can customize the shape, porosity, and base material and additives within our products, very specific results are possible in tackling complex acoustic application challenges.

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