The Science INSIDE Webinar Series
Deliver Fragrance More Reliably and Safely with Porous Polymer Wicks

October 13, 2020
11:00 am ET / 5:00 pm CET

Engineers and product managers of plug-in air fresheners and diffusers who are working on new innovations and product refreshes

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 material choice can result in product malfunction that will contribute to both resource waste and replacement costs – as well as customer dissatisfaction and negative brand recognition. Porous polymers are used in several leading plug-in air freshener brands because they can be engineered to fit wicking and release rates specific to the air freshener device for a more reliable customer experience. In this webinar, learn from our application experts how the science inside air freshener wicks works and best practices that you can use in developing your next-gen air care device to provide a safer, more sustainable and cost-effective solution for your customers.

What you’ll learn:

  • Understand how wicks function and their role in the overall performance of the air care device, including both active and passive diffusion
  • Explore how both sintered plastics and bonded fiber – two types of porous polymers – can be used in different ways to improve performance and safety
  • Learn the key areas to consider when choosing and designing an air freshener wick, including emanation profile, fragrance release rates, physical properties, and chemical compatibility – and how your needs will determine the best material
  • See how the use of ceramic wicks can cause air care devices to malfunction prematurely, reduce manufacturing productivity, and increase the possibility of litigation

Register to watch the on-demand webinar with Q&A

* This webinar is not available to Porex competitors.

Avi Robbins, Vice President of Global Product Development, Porex

Host Biography:

Avi Robbins, Vice President of Global Product Development & R&D at 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.

Kevin Sporrer, Director Director of Core Market Innovations

Host Biography:

Kevin Sporrer, Director of Core Market Innovations at Porex 

Kevin Sporrer is the Director of Core Market Innovations for Porex.  Having joined Porex in 1998 as a manufacturing and development engineer, Mr. Sporrer has held numerous positions across Porex that have spanned operations, product development, business development, and sales.  During his two decades at Porex, he has worked closely with hundreds of customers to jointly develop key product innovations with a focus on air care and writing instruments, culminating in several patents in these markets.  Mr. Sporrer holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University.