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Answering Your UV Reflectivity Media Questions

July 2, 2020

We’re answering all of your UV reflectivity questions that we’ve received related to everything from UV disinfection to PTFE usage.

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POREX’s Foam Seals Help Prevent Skin Damage from Face Masks

July 1, 2020

Learn how our foam seal strip solutions prevent skin damage for N95 face masks and many other personal protective equipment.

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Do you want to wait until the next wave of coronavirus to run out of swabs?

May 14, 2020
Learn how medical-grade polyurethane foam can be used for diagnostic swabs in place of traditional swab materials.

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Writing Instruments and Art Supplies Needed During COVID-19 Pandemic

In these difficult times, it’s easy to forget how important art supplies and writing instruments are to our every day lives. Learn more how Porex works with marker manufacturers to supply increasing demand for writing instruments globally.

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Ensuring uniform UV energy distribution is the key to proper disinfection

April 28, 2020

UV light being used in surface disinfection has become more popular recently due to its ability to eradicate the COVID-19 virus. Learn how using highly reflective microporous PTFE in UV disinfection devices increases the reflectivity and efficiency of the device.

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Saliva Swabs Made from High-Purity Porous Media Increase COVID-19 Test Accuracy

April 20, 2020

Diagnostic test manufacturers are developing more saliva-based tests because saliva is easy to collect and inexpensive.
Learn why saliva swabs made from porous media (instead of cotton) increase test accuracy, especially for infectious diseases like COVID-19.

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Aerosol Barrier Pipette Tip Filters Lead the Way in COVID-19 Testing

March 27, 2020

POREX aerosol barrier pipette tip filters are required for all laboratory tests for COVID-19. Learn more about why critical tests require filters to ensure test reliability.

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Welcome to the wonderful world of filtration

Filtration impacts every aspect of our lives. People are most familiar with the air dust filters in the HVAC unit or the cartridge filters in the refrigerator for drinking water. However, most of us may not be aware that most manufactured goods we use and processed food we eat may require filtration or separation, directly or indirectly . . .

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Porex in your Pocket

Porous vents are used in many small electronic devices to help protect the components from water, oil, dust and other contaminants. These vents still allow heat to escape and do not hinder sound wave transmission. We provide unmatched protection vents that are tougher and more durable than expanded PTFE and fully customizable by shape . . .

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Wicking plays a key role in Diagnostics and Healthcare

Wicking, or capillarity is the ability of liquids to flow through very narrow openings. The flow motion occurs without the assistance of external forces, and is generally against gravity. If the diameter of the opening is extremely small, the surface tension of the opening’s wall, and the adhesive forces between the liquid and the wall are sufficient enough to drive . . .

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