Wicking

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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