IP Rated Protection Vents
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Maximum protection across the spectrum of electronic devices.
IP Rated Protection Vents
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Maximum protection across the spectrum of electronic devices.
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Provide unmatched protection for everyday devices

From smartphones to electric toothbrushes, consumers use multiple devices each day. To protect electronic enclosures, cell phones, digital cameras, headphones, wearables and more, our team of experts designed POREX Virtek® IP rated protection vents. 

The advantage of our POREX Virtek vents assures your electronic devices are protected. Compared to other materials, our protection vents are:

  • Tougher and more durable than expanded PTFE and can withstand handling, ultrasonic welding and heat bonding, without additional support material.
  • Customizable by shape and performance and available in adhesive discs, sheets, rolls and custom forms and shapes.
  • Easily welded or insert-molded to plastic for permanent bonding.
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Vents for mobile devices

Vents for Mobile Electronics

Enhance environmental protection of mobile electronics

IP Protection Vents

Vents for Housings and Enclosures

Toughen outdoor enclosures with POREX Virtek vents

Vents for outdoor Lighting

Vents for Outdoor Lighting

Stronger protection and stabilization for outdoor lighting

Vents for Mobile Electronics

Enhance environmental protection of mobile electronics

Vents for mobile devices

Mobile electronics manufacturers know the importance of keeping their electronics running smoothly. To ensure your customers stay connected with their mobile devices, our high-performance POREX Virtek IP rated PTFE vents are designed to provide pressure equalization, plus protection from dust, water, sweat and other contaminants.

Specifically designed for mobile devices, our vents:

  • Reduce pressure buildup–Allow heat to escape electronic enclosures, protecting enclosure seals from premature failure.
  • Protect from contaminants–Repels water, dust, sweat, oils and other liquids from entering the device.
  • Assemble easily–The strong POREX Virtek sintered structure allows handling and welding without the cumbersome assembly instructions and process typical of common expanded PTFE.
  • Free of PFOA: Compliant with (EC) 1907/2006 REACH / Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 POP

POREX Virtek® PTFE Membrane — Typical Properties

Item NumberIP Rating †WEP* Typical
mbar
Typical Airflow
l/hr/cm² @70mbar
Filtration Efficiency**
>99.99%
Thickness
mm
Max Operating
Temp °C
UL-94/746CSalt Fog$
PMV1064,672701250.5 µ0.13260°CV-0/f2No pen.
PMV10L***64,67270850.5 µ0.3100°CNo pen.
PMV1564,67380700.4 µ0.18260°CV-0/f2No pen.
‡PMV15T64,67380700.4 µ0.18260°CNo pen.
PMV2064,65,68520340.1 µ0.25260°CV-0/f2No pen.
PMV2565,67,68750150.2 µ0.1260°CV-0/f2No pen.
PMV2765,66,67,6810005.00.1 µ0.19260°CV-0/f2No pen.
PMV3065,66,67,6810004.50.1 µ0.25260°CV-0/f2No pen.

† IEC std. 60529; IP 68 is a user defined and results must be verified by the user
*WEP = Water Entry Pressure
** According to IEST RP-CC007.2 2009
$ASTM B117-11 test method
***Laminated polyolefin mesh backing
‡ Oleophobic, AATCC TM 118 – Grade 8 – other membranes can also be treated to meet Grade 8 upon request
Properties are typical and not meant for specifications. Selected options and adhesives may effect properties
RoHS, WEEE, REACH Compliant (PFOA Free)

STOCK PRODUCT OFFERING BY MATERIAL SERIES – POREX Virtek® ADHESIVE DISCS

Dimensions
OD x ID (mm)*PMV10LPMV15PMV20PMV30
7.0 x 3.0 (N)PMV10LNPMV15NPMV20NPMV30N
10.0 x 6.0 (P)PMV10LPPMV15PPMV20PPMV27P**
12.7 x 7.1 (W)PMV10LWPMV15WPMV20WPMV30W
20.0 x 13.0 (C)PMV10LCPMV15CPMV20CPMV30C
12.7 x 7.1 (W)PMV15WH#
12.7 x 7.1 (W)PMV15TWH##

*1000 discs/roll
**PMV27 will become the new standard offering – other sizes will follow
# With high temperature adhesive (good to 150 °C )
## Oleophobic Treated and high temperature adhesive (good to 150 °C )
N, P, W & C are size codes.
Many other standard and custom sizes available. Contact Porex for more information
Virtetek PTFE

Adhesive Vent AvailableStandard Sizes

Available SizesAvailable Sizes
OD x ID (mm)Parts Across
5 x 24
7 x 3*1
7.6 x 3.31
7.6 x 3.34
10 x 6*1
10 x 65
12.7 x 7.1*1
14 x 81
20 x 13*1
21 x 161
25.4 x 191
30 x 251
40 x 321
40/19.5 x 30/9.5**6
*Some materials / size options in-stock
**Rectangular format
Longer lead times for non-stocked items
Custom sizes available upon request

POREX Virtek PTFE Vent Plugs — Typical Properties

Item NumberDiameter
mm (in.)
Thickness
mm (in.)
WEP* mbarIP RatingTypical Vent Airflow
l/hr @70mbar
Max Operating
Temp °C
Filtration Efficiency
(99.99%)
UL-94 Rating
PD1030323.2 (1/8″)3 (1/8″)45064,67,681260°C0.5 µ5VA, f1
PD1030636.3 (1/4″)3 (1/8″)45064,67,683.8260°C0.5 µ5VA, f1

*WEP = Water Entry Pressure
† IEC std. 60529; IP 68 is a user defined and results must be verified; product has not been specifically tested – passing is based on results from similar products
Assembly methods include: press fit, over-molding, compression seal, adhesive bonding or flange welding.
Numerous custom and standard options available. Please contact your local Porex sales representative to determine what is available.
Properties are typical and not meant for specifications.
RoHS, WEEE, and REACH Compliant (PFOA Free)

Numerous custom and standard adhesive vents options available. Please contact your local Porex sales representative to determine if the size you require is available.


Vents for Housings & Enclosures

Toughen outdoor enclosures with POREX Virtek vents

IP Protection Vents

Weather conditions can wreak havoc on outdoor electronics enclosures. To provide reliable pressure equalization and protection from outdoor conditions, our engineering team designed outdoor electronic enclosures vents for applications including heavy-duty machinery, transportation equipment, security systems, telecommunications and other outdoor systems.

Specifically designed for outdoor enclosures, our vents:

  • Reduce pressure buildup–Allow pressure to escape electronic enclosures, protecting enclosure seals from premature failure.
  • Protect from the external environment–Repels water, dirt, oils, and keeps other contaminants from entering the enclosure.
  • Assemble easily–The strong POREX Virtek sintered structure allows handling and welding without the cumbersome assembly and instructions as compared to common expanded PTFE.
  • Free of PFOA: Compliant with (EC) 1907/2006 REACH / Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 POP

POREX Virtek® PTFE Membrane — Typical Properties

Item NumberIP Rating †WEP* Typical
mbar
Typical Airflow
l/hr/cm² @70mbar
Filtration Efficiency**
>99.99%
Thickness
mm
Max Operating
Temp °C
UL-94/746CSalt Fog$
PMV1064,672701250.5 µ0.13260°CV-0/f2No pen.
PMV10L***64,67270850.5 µ0.3100°CNo pen.
PMV1564,67380700.4 µ0.18260°CV-0/f2No pen.
‡PMV15T64,67380700.4 µ0.18260°CNo pen.
PMV2064,65,68520340.1 µ0.25260°CV-0/f2No pen.
PMV2565,67,68750150.2 µ0.1260°CV-0/f2No pen.
PMV2765,66,67,6810005.00.1 µ0.19260°CV-0/f2No pen.
PMV3065,66,67,6810004.50.1 µ0.25260°CV-0/f2No pen.

† IEC std. 60529; IP 68 is a user defined and results must be verified by the user
*WEP = Water Entry Pressure
** According to IEST RP-CC007.2 2009
$ASTM B117-11 test method
***Laminated polyolefin mesh backing
‡ Oleophobic, AATCC TM 118 – Grade 8 – other membranes can also be treated to meet Grade 8 upon request
Properties are typical and not meant for specifications. Selected options and adhesives may effect properties
RoHS, WEEE, REACH Compliant (PFOA Free)

STOCK PRODUCT OFFERING BY MATERIAL SERIES – POREX Virtek® ADHESIVE DISCS

Dimensions
OD x ID (mm)*PMV10LPMV15PMV20PMV30
7.0 x 3.0 (N)PMV10LNPMV15NPMV20NPMV30N
10.0 x 6.0 (P)PMV10LPPMV15PPMV20PPMV27P**
12.7 x 7.1 (W)PMV10LWPMV15WPMV20WPMV30W
20.0 x 13.0 (C)PMV10LCPMV15CPMV20CPMV30C
12.7 x 7.1 (W)PMV15WH#
12.7 x 7.1 (W)PMV15TWH##

*1000 discs/roll
**PMV27 will become the new standard offering – other sizes will follow
# With high temperature adhesive (good to 150 °C )
## Oleophobic Treated and high temperature adhesive (good to 150 °C )
N, P, W & C are size codes.
Many other standard and custom sizes available. Contact Porex for more information
Virtetek PTFE

Adhesive Vent AvailableStandard Sizes

Available SizesAvailable Sizes
OD x ID (mm)Parts Across
5 x 24
7 x 3*1
7.6 x 3.31
7.6 x 3.34
10 x 6*1
10 x 65
12.7 x 7.1*1
14 x 81
20 x 13*1
21 x 161
25.4 x 191
30 x 251
40 x 321
40/19.5 x 30/9.5**6
*Some materials / size options in-stock
**Rectangular format
Longer lead times for non-stocked items
Custom sizes available upon request

POREX Virtek PTFE Vent Plugs — Typical Properties

Item NumberDiameter
mm (in.)
Thickness
mm (in.)
WEP* mbarIP RatingTypical Vent Airflow
l/hr @70mbar
Max Operating
Temp °C
Filtration Efficiency
(99.99%)
UL-94 Rating
PD1030323.2 (1/8″)3 (1/8″)45064,67,681260°C0.5 µ5VA, f1
PD1030636.3 (1/4″)3 (1/8″)45064,67,683.8260°C0.5 µ5VA, f1

*WEP = Water Entry Pressure
† IEC std. 60529; IP 68 is a user defined and results must be verified; product has not been specifically tested – passing is based on results from similar products
Assembly methods include: press fit, over-molding, compression seal, adhesive bonding or flange welding.
Numerous custom and standard options available. Please contact your local Porex sales representative to determine what is available.
Properties are typical and not meant for specifications.
RoHS, WEEE, and REACH Compliant (PFOA Free)

Numerous custom and standard adhesive vents options available. Please contact your local Porex sales representative to determine if the size you require is available.


Vents for Outdoor Lighting

Vents for outdoor Lighting

Stronger protection and stabilization for outdoor lighting

Protect lighting enclosures from dust and other contaminants while providing reliable pressure stabilization with our POREX Virtek PTFE lighting vents.

Used in industrial lighting, commercial outdoor lighting, outdoor decorative lighting and other custom applications, our lighting vents:

  • Reduce pressure buildup–Allow pressure to escape electronic enclosures, protecting enclosure seals from premature failure.
  • Protect lights from the external environment–Repels water, wind, dirt, oils other contaminants from entering the lighting enclosure.
  • Assemble easily–The strong POREX Virtek sintered structure allows handling and welding without cumbersome assembly instructions as compared to common expanded PTFE.
  • Free of PFOA: Compliant with (EC) 1907/2006 REACH / Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 POP
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POREX Virtek® PTFE Membrane — Typical Properties

Item NumberIP Rating †WEP* Typical
mbar
Typical Airflow
l/hr/cm² @70mbar
Filtration Efficiency**
>99.99%
Thickness
mm
Max Operating
Temp °C
UL-94/746CSalt Fog$
PMV1064,672701250.5 µ0.13260°CV-0/f2No pen.
PMV10L***64,67270850.5 µ0.3100°CNo pen.
PMV1564,67380700.4 µ0.18260°CV-0/f2No pen.
‡PMV15T64,67380700.4 µ0.18260°CNo pen.
PMV2064,65,68520340.1 µ0.25260°CV-0/f2No pen.
PMV2565,67,68750150.2 µ0.1260°CV-0/f2No pen.
PMV2765,66,67,6810005.00.1 µ0.19260°CV-0/f2No pen.
PMV3065,66,67,6810004.50.1 µ0.25260°CV-0/f2No pen.

† IEC std. 60529; IP 68 is a user defined and results must be verified by the user
*WEP = Water Entry Pressure
** According to IEST RP-CC007.2 2009
$ASTM B117-11 test method
***Laminated polyolefin mesh backing
‡ Oleophobic, AATCC TM 118 – Grade 8 – other membranes can also be treated to meet Grade 8 upon request
Properties are typical and not meant for specifications. Selected options and adhesives may effect properties
RoHS, WEEE, REACH Compliant (PFOA Free)

STOCK PRODUCT OFFERING BY MATERIAL SERIES – POREX Virtek® ADHESIVE DISCS

Dimensions
OD x ID (mm)*PMV10LPMV15PMV20PMV30
7.0 x 3.0 (N)PMV10LNPMV15NPMV20NPMV30N
10.0 x 6.0 (P)PMV10LPPMV15PPMV20PPMV27P**
12.7 x 7.1 (W)PMV10LWPMV15WPMV20WPMV30W
20.0 x 13.0 (C)PMV10LCPMV15CPMV20CPMV30C
12.7 x 7.1 (W)PMV15WH#
12.7 x 7.1 (W)PMV15TWH##

*1000 discs/roll
**PMV27 will become the new standard offering – other sizes will follow
# With high temperature adhesive (good to 150 °C )
## Oleophobic Treated and high temperature adhesive (good to 150 °C )
N, P, W & C are size codes.
Many other standard and custom sizes available. Contact Porex for more information
Virtetek PTFE

Adhesive Vent AvailableStandard Sizes

Available SizesAvailable Sizes
OD x ID (mm)Parts Across
5 x 24
7 x 3*1
7.6 x 3.31
7.6 x 3.34
10 x 6*1
10 x 65
12.7 x 7.1*1
14 x 81
20 x 13*1
21 x 161
25.4 x 191
30 x 251
40 x 321
40/19.5 x 30/9.5**6
*Some materials / size options in-stock
**Rectangular format
Longer lead times for non-stocked items
Custom sizes available upon request

POREX Virtek PTFE Vent Plugs — Typical Properties

Item NumberDiameter
mm (in.)
Thickness
mm (in.)
WEP* mbarIP RatingTypical Vent Airflow
l/hr @70mbar
Max Operating
Temp °C
Filtration Efficiency
(99.99%)
UL-94 Rating
PD1030323.2 (1/8″)3 (1/8″)45064,67,681260°C0.5 µ5VA, f1
PD1030636.3 (1/4″)3 (1/8″)45064,67,683.8260°C0.5 µ5VA, f1

*WEP = Water Entry Pressure
† IEC std. 60529; IP 68 is a user defined and results must be verified; product has not been specifically tested – passing is based on results from similar products
Assembly methods include: press fit, over-molding, compression seal, adhesive bonding or flange welding.
Numerous custom and standard options available. Please contact your local Porex sales representative to determine what is available.
Properties are typical and not meant for specifications.
RoHS, WEEE, and REACH Compliant (PFOA Free)

Numerous custom and standard adhesive vents options available. Please contact your local Porex sales representative to determine if the size you require is available.

Related Resources:

pdf Icon Datasheet: POREX Virtek IP Rated Protection Vents

pdf Icon Datasheet: PTFE Fact Sheet

pdf Icon Datasheet: Porex PTFE Ingress Protection Test Report

Video Icon Demonstration video: Demo of Porex Virtek PTFE Common Joining Techniques

Video Icon Demonstration video: Hydrophobicity and handling properties: POREX Virtek PTFE vs. expanded PTFE

Video Icon Demonstration video: Durability comparison of POREX Virtek PTFE vs. expanded PTFE

Video Icon Demonstration video: Dangers of not venting a sealed exclosure

Video Icon Demonstration video: Keep electronics dry and protected with  POREX Virtek PTFE vents

Video Icon Demonstration video: Porex Virtek PFOA Free Membrane vs. Cast and Non-woven Membranes

pdf Icon PFOA Free Statement

pdf Icon Tech Brief: Learn how to ultrasonically weld PTFE protection vents