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
STOCK PRODUCT OFFERING – ADHESIVE DISCS
Dimensions Material Series
OD/ID (mm)* PMV10L PMV15 PMV20 PMV30
7.0/3.0 (N) PMV10LN PMV15N PMV20N PMV30N
10.0/7.0 (I) PMV10LI PMV15I PMV20I PMV30I
12.7/7.1 (W) PMV10LW PMV15W PMV20W PMV30W
20.0/13.0 (C) PMV10LC PMV15C PMV20C PMV30C

 

Dimensions Material Series
OD/ID (mm)* PMV15 Feature
12.7/7.1 (W) PMV15WH High temperature adhesive
12.7/7.1 (W) PMV15TWH Oleophobic with high temp adhesive
*1000 discs/roll
N, I, W & C are size codes.
Many other standard and custom sizes available. Contact Porex.

 

POREX Virtek PTFE Membrane Application Materials — Typical Properties
Application Material IP Rating † WEP mbar Airflow l/hr/cm² @70mbar Filtration Efficiency** >99.99% Thickness mm Max Operating Temp °C UL-94/746C* Salt Fog
PMV10 64,67 270 125 0.5 µ 0.13 260°C V-0/f2 No pen.
PMV10L*** 64,67 270 85 0.5 µ 0.3 100°C No pen.
PMV15 64,67 380 70 0.4 µ 0.18 260°C V-0/f2 No pen.
‡PMV15T 64,67 380 70 0.4 µ 0.18 260°C No pen.
PMV20 64,65,68 520 34 0.1 µ 0.25 260°C V-0/f2 No pen.
PMV25 65,67,68 750 15 0.2 µ 0.1 260°C V-0/f2 No pen.
PMV30 65,66,67,68 1000 4.5 0.1 µ 0.25 260°C V-0/f2 No pen.
WEP = Water Entry Pressure
RoHS, WEEE, REACH Compliant
** According to IEST RP-CC007.2 2009
***Laminated polyolefin mesh backing
† IEC std. 60529, IP 68 is a user defined test; will pass condition dependent
‡ Oleophobic, AATCC TM 118 – Grade 8
Properties are typical and not meant for specifications.
Properties for membrane only, selected options and adhesives may affect properties.
Testing results available upon request

 

POREX Virtek PTFE Vent Plugs — Typical Properties
Part # Diameter mm Thickness mm WEP mbar IP Rating † Vent Airflow l/hr/cm² @70mbar Max Operating Temp °C UL-94 Rating
PD103032 3.2 3 450 64,67,68 1 260°C 5VA, f1
Plugs meet UL-94 5VA and F1 rating.
Assembly methods include: press fit, over-moulding, compression seal, or flange welding.

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
STOCK PRODUCT OFFERING – ADHESIVE DISCS
Dimensions Material Series
OD/ID (mm)* PMV10L PMV15 PMV20 PMV30
7.0/3.0 (N) PMV10LN PMV15N PMV20N PMV30N
10.0/7.0 (I) PMV10LI PMV15I PMV20I PMV30I
12.7/7.1 (W) PMV10LW PMV15W PMV20W PMV30W
20.0/13.0 (C) PMV10LC PMV15C PMV20C PMV30C

 

Dimensions Material Series
OD/ID (mm)* PMV15 Feature
12.7/7.1 (W) PMV15WH High temperature adhesive
12.7/7.1 (W) PMV15TWH Oleophobic with high temp adhesive
*1000 discs/roll
N, I, W & C are size codes.
Many other standard and custom sizes available. Contact Porex.

 

POREX Virtek PTFE Membrane Application Materials — Typical Properties
Application Material IP Rating † WEP mbar Airflow l/hr/cm² @70mbar Filtration Efficiency** >99.99% Thickness mm Max Operating Temp °C UL-94/746C* Salt Fog
PMV10 64,67 270 125 0.5 µ 0.13 260°C V-0/f2 No pen.
PMV10L*** 64,67 270 85 0.5 µ 0.3 100°C No pen.
PMV15 64,67 380 70 0.4 µ 0.18 260°C V-0/f2 No pen.
‡PMV15T 64,67 380 70 0.4 µ 0.18 260°C No pen.
PMV20 64,65,68 520 34 0.1 µ 0.25 260°C V-0/f2 No pen.
PMV25 65,67,68 750 15 0.2 µ 0.1 260°C V-0/f2 No pen.
PMV30 65,66,67,68 1000 4.5 0.1 µ 0.25 260°C V-0/f2 No pen.
WEP = Water Entry Pressure
RoHS, WEEE, REACH Compliant
** According to IEST RP-CC007.2 2009
***Laminated polyolefin mesh backing
† IEC std. 60529, IP 68 is a user defined test; will pass condition dependent
‡ Oleophobic, AATCC TM 118 – Grade 8
Properties are typical and not meant for specifications.
Properties for membrane only, selected options and adhesives may affect properties.
Testing results available upon request

 

POREX Virtek PTFE Vent Plugs — Typical Properties
Part # Diameter mm Thickness mm WEP mbar IP Rating † Vent Airflow l/hr/cm² @70mbar Max Operating Temp °C UL-94 Rating
PD103032 3.2 3 450 64,67,68 1 260°C 5VA, f1
Plugs meet UL-94 5VA and F1 rating.
Assembly methods include: press fit, over-moulding, compression seal, or flange welding.

 

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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STOCK PRODUCT OFFERING – ADHESIVE DISCS
Dimensions Material Series
OD/ID (mm)* PMV10L PMV15 PMV20 PMV30
7.0/3.0 (N) PMV10LN PMV15N PMV20N PMV30N
10.0/7.0 (I) PMV10LI PMV15I PMV20I PMV30I
12.7/7.1 (W) PMV10LW PMV15W PMV20W PMV30W
20.0/13.0 (C) PMV10LC PMV15C PMV20C PMV30C

 

Dimensions Material Series
OD/ID (mm)* PMV15 Feature
12.7/7.1 (W) PMV15WH High temperature adhesive
12.7/7.1 (W) PMV15TWH Oleophobic with high temp adhesive
*1000 discs/roll
N, I, W & C are size codes.
Many other standard and custom sizes available. Contact Porex.

 

POREX Virtek PTFE Membrane Application Materials — Typical Properties
Application Material IP Rating † WEP mbar Airflow l/hr/cm² @70mbar Filtration Efficiency** >99.99% Thickness mm Max Operating Temp °C UL-94/746C* Salt Fog
PMV10 64,67 270 125 0.5 µ 0.13 260°C V-0/f2 No pen.
PMV10L*** 64,67 270 85 0.5 µ 0.3 100°C No pen.
PMV15 64,67 380 70 0.4 µ 0.18 260°C V-0/f2 No pen.
‡PMV15T 64,67 380 70 0.4 µ 0.18 260°C No pen.
PMV20 64,65,68 520 34 0.1 µ 0.25 260°C V-0/f2 No pen.
PMV25 65,67,68 750 15 0.2 µ 0.1 260°C V-0/f2 No pen.
PMV30 65,66,67,68 1000 4.5 0.1 µ 0.25 260°C V-0/f2 No pen.
WEP = Water Entry Pressure
RoHS, WEEE, REACH Compliant
** According to IEST RP-CC007.2 2009
***Laminated polyolefin mesh backing
† IEC std. 60529, IP 68 is a user defined test; will pass condition dependent
‡ Oleophobic, AATCC TM 118 – Grade 8
Properties are typical and not meant for specifications.
Properties for membrane only, selected options and adhesives may affect properties.
Testing results available upon request

 

POREX Virtek PTFE Vent Plugs — Typical Properties
Part # Diameter mm Thickness mm WEP mbar IP Rating † Vent Airflow l/hr/cm² @70mbar Max Operating Temp °C UL-94 Rating
PD103032 3.2 3 450 64,67,68 1 260°C 5VA, f1
Plugs meet UL-94 5VA and F1 rating.
Assembly methods include: press fit, over-moulding, compression seal, or flange welding.

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: 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