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Finding solutions with porous polymers

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Using Porous Polymers for Filtration:
Don’t Let Poor Design or Material Choice Become a Barrier

Recorded on:
11:00 am EDT, Apr. 30, 2020

Whether it is to protect critical components, reduce contamination of the environment or ensure device functionality, filters play an important role for many products and manufacturing processes. Filters serve as the ultimate safeguard for a device, blocking or removing impurities such as unwanted gases, liquids or particles that can contaminate or negatively impact a device. How a laboratory pipette operates in critical circumstances where infectious diseases are tested and analyzed or how a gas sensor performs in extreme and dangerous conditions are both dependent on the materials and technologies used in the filtration media.

Porous plastic filter and separation media materials have been used for decades in the most demanding filtration and separation applications from water and industrial filtration to bioscience applications. Offering surface and depth filtration functionality, porous plastic structures are comprised of an omni-directional, inter-connecting matrix, which can be optimized for filtration efficiencies to match the end device’s gas or fluid filtration and separation requirements. Additionally, filtration media may be surface modified or additives may be incorporated into the porous matrix to enhance functionality.

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 how porous polymer filtration media can be the game-changer for optimal device functionality and performance across industries as varied as healthcare, industrial, and electronics.

What you will learn in the webinar:

  • Learn the science behind different types of filtration and how each type is used in various applications
  • Understand how various materials and technologies can be used to help filter gases, liquids or other substances
  • See the technology in action in specific application examples

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


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

Host Biography: Rahul Maharsia, Global Director of R&D, 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.