The Science INSIDE Webinar Series
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Using Additives & Treatments to Maximize Porous Polymer Performance
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Recorded on:
Dec. 16, 2020
12:00pm EST

By leveraging their native pore structure, custom-engineered porous polymers are used to make functional components across many different industries – including life sciences, consumer, industrial, and electronics.  One of the main benefits of porous polymers is that the porous structure can be used to “trap” additives that add another level of functionality to the component that is not possible with other types of materials.  Surface treatments can also be applied for added functionality by leveraging the large amount of surface area within the porous structure. 

In this webinar, learn from Rahul Maharsia, head of global R&D for Porex, about the various types of additives and treatments that can be used to add functionality and maximize the performance of your product beyond what the material itself provides.  From treatments that increase the material’s hydrophobic, hydrophilic, or oleophobic nature to color-changing, self-sealing and bactericidal additives – and more – explore how additives and treatments can be used to take the performance of your product to a new level by using porous polymers.  This webinar will explain how to design with both across all three main porous technology platforms – sintered plastics, bonded fiber, and open-cell foam.

What you will learn in the webinar:

  • Learn the science behind how additives and surface treatments work across different porous polymers
  • 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


*This webinar is not available to Porex competitors.

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Rahul Maharsia is the Global Director of R&D for Porex Corporation

Host Biography:

Rahul Maharsia, Global Director of R&D at Porex

Rahul is the Global Director of R&D for Porex Corporation, a business of the Filtration Group. Porex is a porous materials manufacturer headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with product development and manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany, Scotland, Malaysia and China. Rahul has a diverse experience of over 14 years in the areas of Innovation, R&D and Operations for the oil & gas, medical, industrial, and consumer markets. At Porex, Rahul leads a global initiative to develop a robust and sustainable R&D pipeline through an inclusive and holistic approach to innovation. Rahul holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a PhD Degree in Engineering from Louisiana State University.