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 Gorilla Glue Company in the hopes of taking home the OCI Award title, which recognizes companies that create and capture long-term value through product and service innovation.

“Porex was selected for the Outstanding Corporate Innovator Award as a result of its revolutionary processes and learnings that have sustained considerable achievements,” said Suzanne Thompson, OCI Selection Committee Chair. “We are happy to recognize Porex’s innovative capabilities among our exclusive group of finalists.”

Presented by the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) and returning for its 32nd year, the OCI Award is the only global innovation award that recognizes sustained and quantifiable business results from new products and services. Previous winners of PDMA’s prestigious award represent a group of global corporations widely recognized and respected for their innovation success.

“We are honored to be considered for PDMA’s Outstanding Corporate Innovator Award,” said Avi Robbins, vice president of global product development and R&D at Porex. “This award represents the hard work and dedication at the heart of Porex and the continued commitment of our global team to design and engineer innovations that make the world safer, healthier and more productive. We are thrilled to be recognized for our efforts in disciplined practices and processes that have resulted in quantifiable innovation achievement.”

After initial review, Porex and the other award nominees were subjected to an extensive screening process consisting of on-site examinations at each company’s location. The 2019 winner will join 56 organizations previously honored with an OCI Award. The award will be presented to the winner at the 2019 PDMA Competitive Edge: Disruption by Design Conference on Nov. 4 in Orlando, Florida, where the winning company will also share its best practices during the event.

Porex develops and supplies customizable high-value porous polymer solutions used in a wide array of applications including healthcare, consumer, electronics, and industrial industries. Through collaborative engineering partnerships, Porex uses its extensive expertise in porous polymer science to develop revolutionary engineering and design components globally.

For more information about Porex, visit www.porex.com.

About Porex Corporation 

For nearly 60 years, Porex Corporation has been partnering with our customers to deliver engineering and design innovations that turn their product ideas into reality.  Through a collaborative engineering partnership, Porex develops high-value porous polymer solutions to their product design challenges in absorption, application, diffusion, filtration, venting, and wicking. By applying our extensive porous polymer material science, product design, and custom plastic manufacturing expertise to developing porous solutions, we help our customers overcome their complex product development challenges. As a result, over 1,500 customers in 65 countries trust Porex for their porous polymer technologies that can be used in a wide variety of applications in healthcare, consumer, electronics, and industrial industries to improve the performance of their end products and create a safer, healthier and more productive world.  Let our experience, quality, and innovation support your continued success by reaching out to us at www.porex.com

About Filtration Group 

Porex is a business unit of Filtration Group. Filtration Group is making the world safer, healthier and more productive by creating innovative solutions that deliver outstanding customer value.  Filtration Group serves a highly diverse set of customers with offerings that span life sciences, process technologies, and fluid and indoor air quality applications. One of the fastest growing companies in the industry, Filtration Group serves its customers from over 100 facilities in 28 countries. For more information, visit www.filtrationgroup.com.  

 About the Product Development and Management Association

The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) is a community of over 2,000 members whose skills, expertise and experience power the most recognized and respected innovative companies in the world. Established in 1976, PDMA is the only organization that focuses on the unique set of integrated activities involved in the full lifecycle of product development and management, including innovation.