The Science Insdide

Mastering Absorption: Controlling Liquid Retention & Release with Porous Polymers

On-Demand Webinar

With: Avi Robbins
Vice President of Global Product Development and R&D, Porex

Why watch this on-demand webinar

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 major impact on the everyday lives of consumers.  Absorptive materials can trap harmful contaminants and fluids or serve as the first step in delivering a desired formula. In cleaning applications, a material’s capacity to absorb and trap contaminants can mean the difference between a sterile or compromised environment. In medical applications, a material’s capacity to absorb and contain liquids like blood and exudations can mean the difference between life and death.

Innovations in polymeric fiber and polyurethane foam technologies, as well as foam-fiber hybrids, enable this heightened performance.  Porous polymers offer increased absorptive capacity and controlled liquid retention & release – in addition to a carefully engineered balance of durability, flexibility and comfort. When outfitted with the proper material components designed to provide measured absorption, life-saving medical devices and consumer goods can interact with liquids in the way they should–upholding standards of safety and the end user experience.

Who should watch this webinar:

Perfect for design and manufacturing engineers who either have a potential product concept or need to fix a problem with an existing product, this webinar will explore the science behind absorption and how to pick the materials most suitable for your design needs. 

What you will learn in this webinar:

  • Learn the science behind different types of absorption and how each type is used in various applications
  • Understand how the fluid being absorbed (and/or released) and the desired absorption rate impact the choice of material and technology
  • See the technology in action in specific application examples


Hosted By:

Avi Robins

Vice President of Global Product Development and R&D

Avi Robbins is the Vice President of Global Product Development and R&D. He joined POREX in 2010. Mr. Robbins has an array of technical and commercial experience in a variety of material and manufacturing technologies as well as markets globally. He was previously with Facet Technologies, an Atlanta based Medical Device Design and Manufacturing company focusing in the diabetes space holding a variety of positions such as R&D Management, Operations Engineering Management, and Program Management. Mr. Robbins has his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology as well as a Master’s Degree in Business (MBA) from Emory University.

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