Porex University webinar series

Learn about porous technologies with our educational webinar series

Check out our new educational webinar series that will introduce you to various porous technologies, how to use them to perform specific functions in your device, and take you through specific applications that benefit from porous solutions. 

Porous Technology 101

Intro to PTFE Membranes

Learn how sintered PTFE membranes are designed and manufactured. See the technology in action in specific application examples across life sciences, automotive, electronics, and industrial markets. Better understand the advantages of a pure sintered PTFE membrane over other membrane technologies

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Intro to Track-etched Membranes

Learn how track-etched membranes are designed and manufactured. See the technology in action in specific venting and filtration examples across life sciences, automotive, and industrial markets. Understand how to use the precise control of the manufacturing process to increase the performance of your end product.

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Intro to Porous Fiber

Learn how the bonding process works and how porous fiber is used in products to wick, absorb, apply, filter, and diffuse – and how to determine the material and characteristics your specific application needs to succeed.

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Intro to Sintered Porous Plastics

Learn about key applications of sintered porous plastic technology across all six functional areas – absorption, application, diffusion, filtration, wicking, and venting – and how to determine the material and characteristics your specific product needs.

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An Introduction to Porous Polymers

The effectiveness of inhalation devices relies on their ability to deliver the pharmaceutical directly to the targeted part of the body with precision and calculated dosing.  Since these devices are used by patients instead of trained healthcare providers, user error is common and can . . .

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Redefining The Capabilities of Foam With Open Cell Foam

Gone are the days of foam simply operating as foam. New advancements in material development allow the infusion of customer-exclusive additives, including antimicrobials, nanomaterials, pharmaceuticals, botanicals, cosmetic ingredients, and colorants . . .

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Master the Secret Weapon for Product Performance: An Introduction to Porous Polymers

Porous polymers are the little-known science inside many of the medical devices we use every day. Learn how to select the right material and technology for your application, new product concept, or fixes to a design or manufacturing problem.

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Porous Functional Capabilities 201

Using Porous Plastics for Applying

Learn the science behind applying different formulations to various surfaces. Understand how various materials and technologies can be used to maintain precise delivery of formulations. See the technology in action in specific examples across both life sciences and consumer markets

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Using Porous Plastics for Venting

Understand the science behind active and passive venting specific to medical devices Discover the benefits of design flexibility for venting using porous polymers (e.g. complex 3D components, adhesive vents, etc.) Learn how porous materials can be used to add functionality to the device beyond “traditional” passive venting.

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Using Porous Plastics for Diffusion

Diffusion challenges solved by porous polymers are as varied as consistently releasing air freshener scent or insecticide into a room to delivering an even spread of oxygen or other gas into a bioprocessing system – and even ensuring an even spread of light onto a . . .


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Using Porous Plastics for Filtration

Learn the science behind different types of filtration and how each type is used in various applications. Understand how various materials and technologies can be used to help filter gases, liquids or other substances. See the technology in action in specific application examples

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Using Porous Plastics for Wicking

Learn the science behind capillary action and how pore size impacts flow. Understand how various materials and technologies can be used to control different types of fluids. See the technology in action in specific application examples, from diagnostics to printer cartridges

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Mastering Absorption: Controlling Liquid Retention & Release with Porous Polymers

Absorption is one of the most common – and crucial – means of controlling liquids. From collecting and holding a biological sample for testing to helping transfer makeup from an applicator to the skin, absorption is a function with . . .

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Porous Advanced Media 301

Expanding Your Possibilities: Die-Cutting, Converting & Assembling with Porous Polymers

When developing your custom-engineered porous polymer components, it’s easy to focus only on the physical and chemical characteristics of the material itself. However, an area that is critical to understand as early as possible . . .

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Using Additives to Increase Porous Functionality

Learn the science behind how additives and surface treatments work across different porous polymer technologies. Explore different additives and surface treatments, and how to design with them to maximize your product’s performance. See the additives and treatments in action in specific application examples


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Designing More Sustainable Products with Porous Polymers

Porous polymers are the little-known science inside many of the products we use every day, providing key functionalities to products as diverse as coloring markers and pregnancy tests.  In this presentation, learn . . .

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Application Spotlights

Solving for Automotive Headlamp Condensation & Fogging

When developing your custom-engineered porous polymer components, it’s easy to focus only on the physical and chemical characteristics of the material itself. However, an area that is critical to understand as early as possible . . .


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Redefining Conventional Diagnostics

In this webinar, explore the integration of Porex materials with ReadyGo’s chemistry and design platforms, which have simplified measured laboratory procedures — like pipetting and cell lysis prep — into cost-effective workflows suitable for any user.

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Performance and Modeling of common UV-Reflective Media Used in Disinfection Chambers

Learn differences between types of reflective materials and why diffuse reflection is preferable to specular reflection when designing a disinfection chamber. See a demonstration of different types of reflective media and review of the modelling software that was devloped to simulate the environment within a UV reaction chamber.

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Deliver Fragrance More Reliably and Safely with Porous Polymer Wicks

The fragrance delivery of an air care device such as an odor eliminator or air freshener can be significantly impacted by the material used for the wick, which is designed to both absorb the liquid and then diffuse or disseminate the liquid into the air.  Poor design and . . .

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Best Practices in Venting for Medical Devices

In this webinar designed for medical device engineers, learn from Porex’s head of healthcare markets, Kyle Harris, how to design the best venting solution for your medical device using custom-engineered . . .

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Expedite FDA Medical Device Approvals with High-Purity Porous Materials

A key focus of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s evaluation of a medical device’s safety and effectiveness is reviewing its material makeup. If improperly tested – and impure materials are used – there is an elevated risk of . . .

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Improvements in Medical & Surgical Device Sterilization

In this webinar, engineers working on sterilization devices and infection prevention specialists can learn how the materials used to vent and filter within the sterilization container have a critical impact on the performance and reliability of the container. Disposable . . .

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Performance and Modeling of Common UV Reflective Media Used in Disinfection Chambers

The emergence of UV disinfection and using UV energy to disinfect air has become a topic of great interest. At the IUVA Americas fall 2022 conference . . .

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Improve UVC Air Disinfection System Efficacy with Highly Diffuse Reflective PTFE

As we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for cleaner indoor air has become abundantly apparent.  The use of UVC to disinfect air has emerged as one of the top methods to neutralize pathogens, as . . .

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Solving Inhalation Design Challenges with Porous Polymers

The effectiveness of inhalation devices relies on their ability to deliver the pharmaceutical directly to the targeted part of the body with precision and calculated dosing.  Since these devices are used by patients instead of trained . . .


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Solving Diagnostics Sample Collection Challenges with Porous Polymers

Understand the science behind lateral flow assays. Explore various material options, their capabilities, and how they affect diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of the assay. Understand the impact of pore size and pore volume on fluid management capabilities

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Technical & Design Challenges Integrating Porous Membranes in Microfluidics

Discover the challenges of integrating porous membranes in microfluidics with Porex’s technical webinar.

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Designing Solutions to Meet Pre-analytical Diagnostic Requirements

Learn how Porex solutions play a critical role in diagnostics every day with pre-analytical solutions that make patient samples accessible for downstream testing with precise volume collection, high analyte concentration, and sample adequacy indication for test users.

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Crankcase ventilation (CCV) systems: Are your materials limiting your safety and sustainability performance?

The automotive industry is facing stricter regulations to clean up global pollution levels by reducing vehicle emissions. Facing increasing pressure to minimize footprint while also maintaining . . .


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