(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 writing instruments to personal care to healthcare.
Specializing in the design and engineering of porous fiber components, the plant manufactures high-efficiency reservoirs for writing instruments and liquid cosmetics products like eyeliner pens, as well as wicks designed for pregnancy tests.
Only five kilometers from the Ningbo port, which the American Association of Port Authorities reports is the busiest seaport in the world by cargo tonnage, the facility is centrally located and easily accessible for Porex’s customers in the greater Asia Pacific region and beyond.
“The choice to open a new, larger plant in Ningbo aligns with our core commitment to our customers,” said Rob Carpio III, CEO of Porex. “By making this move, we are in a better position than ever to continue serving 100 percent of the Chinese market and to provide vital support and resources to our global customers beyond Greater China who need the manufacturing expertise provided by the Ningbo team. We are thrilled to open the doors of a plant that will play a critical role in our mission of making the world safer, healthier and more productive.”
Encompassing nearly 100,000 square feet, the new facility provides an additional 30,000 square feet over the previous plant location, creating space for extra equipment. More than 100 employees will occupy the plant with roles including product development engineers, skilled maintenance technicians and operators, fixers and more.
“Moving into the new facility has increased our manufacturing space by more than 30 percent,” said Emma Ma, factory manager at Porex’s Ningbo facility. “This expanded footprint allows us to implement more equipment that can help enhance our 24/7 operation of 14 production lines and meet higher levels of volume.”
Porex finalized its move to the new facility in March, meeting its goal of transitioning operations by the Chinese New Year and commencing production in April.
About Porex Corporation
For almost 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 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 and industrial industries to improve the performance of their end products. With unmatched engineering experience, stringent regulatory and quality standards, and extensive global footprint, POREX® products form the standard of material excellence that bring new innovations to life – 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 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.