Why watch this on-demand webinar
From common household electronics to critical medical devices, venting is an essential application that ensures both high-tech and low-tech devices used everyday function properly in their respective environments. Not all devices are alike and thus require different venting solutions.
Design manufacturers can specify their venting needs based on configuration, pore size, air flow rate, adhesion level and material – as well as standard venting solutions across various materials. Whether a device needs to relieve pressure, allow for cooling or protect contents from an external environment, the correct venting solution can help manufacturers develop higher quality products with a maximized lifespan for electronics and other sealed or closed systems. In a medical device, “active” venting solutions can also maintain the sterility of the device or formulation, provide a bacterial barrier, minimize contamination, control odors, and much more.
When you attend this webinar, you will:
- 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
- See the various material options – sintered PE, PTFE and track-etched membranes – in action with specific examples
VP, Marketing – PTFE, Porex
Gerry is the Global Vice President for Porex’s PTFE business unit. Porex, a business of Filtration Group, is a porous materials manufacturer headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with product development and manufacturing facilities in USA, Germany, Scotland, Malaysia and China. Gerry has a diverse experience of over 30 years in the areas of Manufacturing, R&D, Operations, Product Management, Marketing, Business Development, Sales and Business Management for a wide variety of industry segments. An expert in materials and material science, Gerry leads a global team to develop a robust and sustainable product portfolio based on PTFE by working closely with customers and industry associations. Gerry holds an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business, and a bachelor’s degrees in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh.
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