The Science INSIDE Webinar Series:
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Finding solutions with porous polymers

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Collaborative Innovation:  Demystifying the Porous Polymer Design & Engineering Process

Recorded:
October 06, 2020,
1:00 pm (EST)

With over 1,500 customers across 65+ countries, Porex has collaborated with companies across industries as varied as medical devices and writing instruments to develop custom-engineered porous polymers that perform key functionalities within our customer’s end device.  In 2019, Porex was recognized for our collaborative innovation process by the PDMA (Product Development and Management Association) as one of two winners of the Outstanding Corporate Innovator Award. 

Our global joint development process between our material science engineers and our customers is unique to Porex, which means many people are unfamiliar with what happens in each step of the process – and ultimately how the custom-engineered porous material comes to life for them.  In this webinar, our head of product development and R&D – Avi Robbins – will take attendees through each stage within our collaborative innovation process:

  • Feasibility
  • Prototyping
  • Production development
  • Pilot production
  • Production

Within each stage, he will describe the desired outcome and the main questions that will be discussed.  Throughout the webinar, he will use product development scenarios from different industries – including consumer, automotive, life sciences, and electronics – to illustrate each of these stages.  Perfect for engineers with current or future porous polymer projects, this webinar will help you understand – and prepare for – each stage so that your project can move more quickly and seamlessly towards the finish line. 

What you will learn in the webinar:

  • Understand each stage of the innovation process
  • Better prepare for design questions and considerations at each stage
  • Understand the key decision points that can speed up or slow down the process


*This webinar is not available to Porex competitors.

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Avi Robbins, Vice President of Global Product Development, Porex

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

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.