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Porex Awarded $16.2 Million Contract from United States Government to Expand the Pipette-Tip Filter Supply Chain

The investment comes in an effort to supplement COVID-19 diagnostic testing efforts and to prepare for future pandemics

(Fairburn, GA – October 20, 2021)
Porex, a global leader in custom-engineered porous polymer solutions, received a $16.2 million award from the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Health and Human Services (HHS) to increase production capacity of aerosol-barrier filters used in filtered pipettes for COVID-19 and other infectious disease testing. Porex is a subsidiary of Filtration Group. Across much of 2020, the diagnostic industry suffered critical shortages in clinical lab consumables necessary to both test and diagnose the virus. Because COVID-19 is readily diagnosed via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, filtered pipette tips are necessary to prevent cross-contamination of infectious aerosols into samples and test equipment used by diagnostics, research, and blood transfusion laboratories. While Porex and its customers collaborated across 2020 to significantly increase filter production capacity, future demands necessitate additional investment.

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The Porex Life Sciences Institute LaunchesSaletto™ Oral Fluid Collection Device

(Atlanta, GA – April 12, 2021)
Filtration Group—a global leader producing best-in-class filtration solutions to make the world safer, healthier and more productive,—today announced the launch of the Porex Life Sciences institute, a new business unit dedicated to the advancement of life science technologies.

The Porex Life Sciences Institute is located in midtown, the center of Atlanta’s med tech innovation corridor. The Institute will serve the burgeoning life science market by providing end-users with integrated solutions that are enabled by porous polymers.

With greater demand for new medical device and biotechnology advancements spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, the global life science analytics market size is projected to reach $42 billion by 2025, almost double the size it was in 2020, according to a recent report.

“As we look toward the future, we are committed to making a much larger impact on the life science industries,” said Avi Robbins, president of the Porex Life Sciences Institute.  “While the world has been stalled by an ongoing public health crisis, we are working hard to deliver breakthrough innovations that will help accelerate progress towards making the world safer, healthier and more productive.”

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Porex to share new filtration technology at SAE International’s WCX Digital Summit on April 13

(Atlanta, GA – April 12, 2021) Porex, a global leader in porous polymers, offers automotive manufacturers a unique filtration technology that improves engine life and compliance with environmental legislation limiting greenhouse gas emissions. The POREX® CCV Filter for closed crankcase ventilation (CCV) systems effectively removes oil mist and particulates from crankcase blow-by gases, prevents clogging and allows for lower pressure drops to improve vehicle efficiency. Offering superior aerosol filtration, the POREX CCV filter helps lower vehicle emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), hydrocarbons and other harmful gases so that manufacturers conform more easily to EURO VI, China VI-a and VI-b, LEV III, Tier IV Final and BS VI emission standards.

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Innovative face masks with comfort foam eliminate eyeglass fogging

Unity PPE Partners with Porex During Pandemic to Help Consumers Stay Safe and See Clearly

(Fairburn, GA – March 2, 2021) It’s a common complaint that has vexed eyeglass wearers during the COVID-19 pandemic: how to wear a face mask without fogging up glasses due to excessive moisture and humidity. Now, an innovative personal protective equipment provider, Unity PPE, has introduced SEALS, hypoallergenic foam inserts engineered to fit faces of all shapes and sizes, eliminate eyeglass fogging, and improve a face mask’s overall comfort and protection. Unity PPE partnered with Porex, a worldwide leader in porous polymers, to engineer this innovative foam solution.

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Porex Wins 3M 2020 Supplier of the Year Award
Award recognizes suppliers who improve 3M’s competitiveness

[St. Paul, Minn. February 5, 2021] — Porex Corporation, a global leader in porous polymers, was honored with the 2020 3M Supplier of the Year Award in recognition of the company’s contribution to improving 3M’s competitiveness. 

This year,3M recognized 20 suppliers supporting the U.S. and Canada, among thousands in its global supply base, for world-class performance in providing products and services. These suppliers were identified and rated based on actions taken to improve 3M’s competitiveness and overall supplier performance. A virtual awards ceremony was held Feb. 4, 2021.

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New viral filtration efficiency (vfe) testing shows efficacy of Porex medical device filtration materials in helping to protect against spread of bacteria and viruses

Porex is one of the first in industry to initiate VFE testing for its porous polymer-based materials; results show components protect against certain aerosolized viruses

(Fairburn, GA – January 6, 2020) To address the spread of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) from aerosolized viral particles, Porex Corporation, a global leader in porous polymers, has pioneered the use of VFE testing methods for materials used in medical device design. Likely the first in the porous polymer material science industry to run the new analysis on filtration media, the components were able to consistently obtain a 99.9987% VFE score, showing that its materials effectively help to protect healthcare workers and patients from aerosol-based viruses potentially present in medical settings.

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New capabilities allow global manufacturers to design more sustainable products with sintered particles, bonded fiber and open-cell foam materials

(Fairburn, GA – November 18, 2020) To continue the mission to make the world safer, healthier and more productive, Porex, a global leader in porous polymers, has announced sustainable product development capabilities to help manufacturers with early product development across all three porous technology platforms.

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PFOA-Free Membranes from Porex and Oxyphen Offer Safe, Innovative Material Solutions for Automotive, Electronics, Healthcare and Industrial Manufacturers

Naturally hydrophobic POREX® Virtek™ PTFE and Oxyphen’s track-etched and fiber-based membranes comply with new EU regulations without compromising product performance

(Fairburn, GA – September 10, 2020) To address ongoing concerns around potentially harmful perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and PFOA-related compounds, Porex, a global leader in porous polymer solutions, offers POREX Virtek® PTFE, a 100% pure PTFE membrane, and Oxyphen’s family of track-etched membranes (Unique-Mem® and RoTrac®) and RoTrac® fiber-based membranes, all free of PFOA.

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Filtration Group Acquires Oxyphen, Expands Membrane Offering for Life Science, Industrial and Consumer Markets

Chicago, Illinois – May 26, 2020 – Filtration Group announced the acquisition of Oxyphen, an innovator in track-etched membranes. As part of the Filtration Group family, Oxyphen has strengthened its ability to partner with customers in life science, consumer and industrial markets with its customized membrane solutions.

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Porex Honored as 2019 Outstanding Corporate Innovator by the Product Development and Management Association

Porex takes home title after competing against 3M, Land O’ Lakes Inc. and other top companies

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DS Technology GmbH Partners with Porex to Develop A Compact, Drug Intake Device That Makes Swallowing Medication Easy

XStraw® uses POREX® filter technology to help ensure easy, convenient, and precise drug dosing

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Porex Announced as 2019 Outstanding Corporate Innovator Award Finalist by the Product Development and Management Association

(Fairburn, GA – August 26, 2019) Porex, a global leader in porous solutions, has been selected as a finalist for the Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) Award. Following a rigorous testing process required of all nominees, Porex joins other leading innovators such as 3M, Land O’ Lakes Inc, the John I Haas: Barth-Haas Group and The […]

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Porex Launches Free “The Science INSIDE” Webinar Series Teaching Engineers How to Use Porous Polymer Solutions to Maximize Product Performance

(Fairburn, GA – Aug. 14, 2019) — Porex will launch its “The Science INSIDE” monthly educational webinar series later this month to explain the science behind porous polymer technologies […]

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Porex Unveils Results of New Study Verifying CERTIFIED PURE POREX Media as Effective for Greater Accuracy in Clinical and Analytical Methodologies

(Fairburn, GA—July 31, 2019) – A recent independent study conducted for Porex on a set of expanded offerings in the CERTIFIED PURE POREX® product lineup found that the media and filters have virtually no material additives, contaminates or heavy metals that can cause interferences in clinical, analytical and blood transfusion testing.For the study, Porex expanded its […]

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Porex to Debut Suite of Porous Polymer Sensor Components Improving Response Time and Enabling Greater Sensitivity for Gas Sensors at SENSOR+TEST 2019

Innovative sensor line streamlines efficiency and cost for sensor manufacturers during production […]

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Porex Earns Rising Star New Product Award from InnoBeauty for its Revolutionary Nubiform™ Cosmetics Technology

leader in porous polymer solutions, has won the Rising Star New Product Award from InnoBeauty for its advanced Nubiform™ applicator, the first of its kind for the cosmetics industry. A flexible and soft material that gives customers optimal flow-through capabilities for liquid formulations, this high-performance elastomer breaks new ground by offering designers an alternative to […]

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Porex Expands Capabilities with New Facility Centrally Located in Ningbo, China

(Ningbo, China – June 12, 2019) – To optimize production and offer greater manufacturing capabilities for its global customers, Porex has relocated to a newly renovated facility in the industrial hub of Ningbo, China.  The move positions Porex in a larger space with increased capacity for machinery and the manufacturing of products for industries spanning from […]

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Guangdong Xianfeng Medical Technology Co., Ltd. Partners with Porex to Develop A Safer, More Effective Sterilization Container for the Medical Industry in China

(Fairburn, GA – May 17, 2019) Porex, a global leader in porous polymer solutions, and GuangdongXianfeng Medical Technology Co., Ltd. have teamed up to develop a sterile container that will improve the autoclave sterilization process for surgical instruments and help to reduce the risk of infection. The container features a robust, reusable sterilization filter designed by […]

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Porex Receives a Bronze Edison Award™ for its FORTRESS® Pipette Tip Filter Technology

New York, NY – April 4, 2019 – Porex, global leader in advanced porous solutions and member of the Filtration Group, has won a Bronze Edison Award in the medical category for its FORTRESS® Pipette Tip Filter. In its 32nd year, the annual Edison Awards™ honors the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products […]

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Porex Announced as a 2019 Edison Award Finalist for its FORTRESS™ Pipette Tip Filter in the Medical Category

02-06 -2019

(Fairburn, GA – February 6, 2019) – Porex, a global leader in advanced porous solutions and a member company of the Filtration Group, has been named a finalist in the medical category for its FORTRESS™ Pipette Tip Filter in the 2019 Edison Awards. The annual competition recognizes and honors the most innovative new products, services […]

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Porex to Showcase Its Design and Engineering Solutions That Are Advancing the Medical Industry at MD&M West

(Fairburn, GA – February 5, 2019) – Through its customized material design solutions, Porex is delivering innovations that bring product designs to life.  These solutions improve the performance of medical devices, provide more accurate results for diagnostics and eliminate cross-contamination in liquid handling applications.   Attendees at MD&M West 2019 will learn how Porex is […]

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Porex to Showcase the “Science of Ink Flow Management” At Paperworld

Frankfurt, Germany (January 25, 2019) – At Paperworld today, Porex Corporation (“Porex”), a market leader and innovator in advanced porous solutions, is offering a rare glimpse into the science of ink flow management upon which coloring, highlighter, whiteboard, and permanent markers rely for their user experience. One notable innovation is the new high-efficiency reservoir technology designed to create […]

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Fragrance Diffusion Gets Greener with Reeds Optimized for Water-Based Formulas

(Fairburn, GA – December 6, 2018) – To enable the eco-friendly fragrance formulas growing in popularity, Porex Corporation has created a reed that enables water-based formulas while still providing more uniform, longer-lasting diffusion. New environmental regulations spurred by organizations like the California Air Resource Board (CARB) have led to the development of water-based formulas for […]

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POREX® Plastic Filter Housings Extend Life of Ergonomic Vacuum Lifting Systems, Reduce Overall Costs of Workplace Safety

(Fairburn, GA – December 6, 2018) –Porex has engineered plastic filter housings that offer enhanced longevity for ergonomic vacuum lifting systems through active filtration of debris within system vacuum pumps. Debuting in the U.S., the Porex technology helps to prevent box -handling equipment from malfunctioning or wearing out prematurely, making workplace safety more cost-effective for warehouse […]

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New CARB-Compliant Insecticide Wicks Offer Greater Consumer Safety, Reduce Environmental Impact

(Fairburn, Georgia – November 15, 2018) – To meet market demand and new environmental regulations for safer, more natural insecticides, Porex is set to debut sintered polypropylene (PP) wicks that are compatible with newer water-based formulas. The new technology, which delivers enhanced product performance, durability and longevity over traditional ceramic wicks, complements Porex’s existing fiber […]

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Porex to Present Suite of Innovative Solutions for Broad Range of Healthcare Applications at Compamed 2018

Maria DeCapua (Fairburn, GA – October 26, 2018) – Life sciences technologies that improve sample accuracy, expedite lab results and enhance patient comfort will be among the various products featured at the Porex booth in Hall 8a / C14 at Compamed 2018 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Nov. 12-15. Porex delivers innovations for the healthcare industry that […]

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POREX® Launches Second Cushion Compact Innovation at Cosmoprof Asia for Clean and Convenient Portable Makeup Application

Fairburn, GA (Oct. 19, 2018) –  To meet market demand for cushion compacts in China’s mainland, Porex Corporation (“Porex”) will introduce a new cushion compact product at this year’s Cosmoprof Asia in Hong Kong (November 13 – 15, AsiaWorld-Expo/Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre). Engineered with region-specific needs in mind, this latest advancement retains the same core […]

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To Help Maximize the Safety and Availability of Plasma, CERUS Partnered with POREX

CERUS partnered with POREX to supply components for the inactivation of pathogens in platelets and plasma. The INTERCEPT™ Blood System is designed to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted infections by inactivating a broad range of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria and parasites that may be present in donated blood. The nucleic acid targeting mechanism of […]

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Diagnostics made simple with POREX®’s “Collection to Detection” testing solutions

Diagnostic testing has traditionally remained in the control of clinics and typically comes at no small cost, but POREX® is shaking up the status quo with a new suite of unmatched industry innovations. With its “Collection to Detection” diagnostics solutions, POREX® aims to both place power in the hands of the patient and cut operational […]

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POREX® Antimicrobial Wound Care Innovation Reduces Healthcare-Associated Infections and Enhances Patient Comfort
Jack Chan; 04-242018

Bacteria-fighting technology incorporated within foam promotes faster wound healing; See innovation at SAWC Spring, Booth #135  […]

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New Multilayer Material Innovates Formula Dispensing for Jarred Cosmetics

Foams and fibers paired with Nubiform® improve liquid release and retention  […]

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POREX® Offers New Design Options to Innovate Cosmetic Products at Cosmoprof Asia
11-24 2017

Providing professional, salon-like quality to consumers and unsurpassed design flexibility; Solutions on display today at Cosmopack […]

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New Porous Material Makes Over Cosmetic Dip Applicators

Applicator tips made of Nubiform® offer more efficient, even coats of liquid makeup […]

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New Technology for Cosmetics Applicators Offers Top-Notch Hygiene

Applicator tips made of Nubiform® fight bacterial growth upon contact […]

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POREX® Offers Unmatched Customization for Cosmetics Designers

Nubiform® enables novel cosmetic innovations with superior flow-through capabilities; plus, a variety of latex-free foams at MakeUp in Paris […]

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Porex® Revolutionizes Cosmetics with New Innovation: Nubiform™

At MakeUp in Paris (June 22-23, 2017; Carrousel du Louvre), Porex Corporation (“Porex®”) will showcase a new technology that takes design creativity to new heights: Nubiform™. A high-performance elastomer, Nubiform […]

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Porex Welcomes Essentra Porous Technologies to the Family

Austin, TX, March 6, 2017 — Filtration Group Corporation is pleased to announce that it has closed its acquisition of the Porous Technologies business of Essentra plc. This move significantly broadens the company’s customer base and product […]

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