Who We Are
Porex Corporation, a global leader in advanced porous solutions
Porex engineers are able to supply high-value solutions for our customers’ product design challenges in absorption, application, diffusion, filtration, venting, and wicking. These advanced porous solutions can be applied in a wide variety of industries – from medical devices to writing instruments – to bring our customers’ product ideas to life.
Pioneers for tomorrow
Porex continues to excel as a global leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced porous solutions. Porex’s unmatched technology expertise, commitment to stringent regulatory and quality standards, and dedication to customer service continue to distinguish our products in the global marketplace. In 2019, Porex was recognized as an Edison Award winner for our revolutionary POREX® FORTRESS™ liquid barrier pipette tip filter, an innovative technology that protects the purity of samples and ensures reliable test results for clinical laboratory professionals. Our commitment to engineering solutions for the next generation continues to propel us forward.
From facilities around the world, Porex implements groundbreaking technologies and a depth of expertise to engineer the porous plastic solutions that help bring your next product to life – and create a safer, healthier and more productive world.
Why Choose Porex
The highest precision in advanced porous solutions
World Class Service
Network of Filtration Professionals
Short Lead Time
Our Global Locations
Trusted by thousands of customers in over 65 countries
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Porex Materials Corporation was incorporated on April 27, 1961
Mr. Bob Dickey, a research scientist, started a small business making sheet material out of various polymers to be used in a caustic fluid separation process. Mr. Dickey and his employees applied the technology they had developed to making the first porous plastic nibs for writing instruments. Launching a line of products under the POREX brand name, Porex quickly set the performance standard for writing nibs with sales reaching $1 million in 1968.
A leading presence in diverse markets including biomedical and life sciences, electronics, cosmetics
The unique properties of porous plastics materials combined with the groundbreaking design and engineering expertise of Porex employees fostered continued growth that spurred entrance into critical markets and led to key acquisitions. The company also grew internationally, expanding into Europe in the 1980s and to Asia in the 1990s. Most recently in 2018, Porex expanded within Malaysia and China to enhance operations and customer support.
Porex became a member company of the Filtration Group.
Filtration Group is on a mission to make the world safer, healthier, and more productive. With a passionate workforce, global footprint, and world-class engineering and manufacturing capabilities, Filtration Group is driving innovation and developing solutions across a broad spectrum of applications in the fast-growing global filtration industry.
Porex Welcomes Essentra Porous Technologies to the Family
We proudly welcomed Essentra Porous Technologies to our family, strengthening our commitment to innovation and expanding our global reach. By joining forces with Essentra, we expanded our capabilities and enhanced our ability to provide cutting-edge solutions to our valued customers by increasing our global operations in the US, Asia, and Europe.