Wicking

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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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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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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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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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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How Porex improves inkjet printer cartridge efficiency.

Porex is committed to making the world safer, healthier and more productive. A good example of how our components improve productivity is in inkjet printer cartridges. The cost efficiency of a printer is directly tied to how proficiently is uses ink. The higher the number of pages that can be printed before the cartridge is empty, the less often you need to go out and . . .

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Why manufacturers should stop using ceramic wicks in plug-in air fresheners

The demand for high-quality, long-lasting air fresheners is growing. As sales rise, many manufacturers are reconsidering the materials they use. Many air care devices contain ceramic wicks, but an increasing number of companies are switching to a more durable, reliable material that improves product performance.

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The important role Porex plays in a life changing moment

March 2, 2020

Our Global Development Director shares her recent video taking apart a pregnancy test to show the porous sample collection wick – and talks about how this one test has had an impact on her life.

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What makes a plug-in air freshener work?

Jan. 28, 2020

Check out a video that shows the porous polymers inside a plug-in air freshener and how they make it work!

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What is Porous Plastic?

Dec. 13, 2019

Explore what porous plastic means, the types of porous plastic, and what types of functions it can provide in an end product.

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