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Wicking Workshop – Tips and Tricks for Better Function

Used in everything from pregnancy tests to air fresheners, porous polymer wicking systems are essential to controlling liquid volume capacity and fluid transfer rates in a product. Perfect for engineers designing a product that requires fluid management, this webinar will explain how to select the right material for your wicking application.



Originally presented: February 18, 2020
Duration: 1 hour
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Overview

Wicking systems are essential to controlling liquid volume capacity and fluid transfer rates in a product. However, selecting the right material for your wicking application - from sintered particles to bonded fiber or open-cell foam - depends on the specific end-use product requirements. Regardless of whether your product needs a more uniform flow and consistent, precise application for liquid makeup or a faster, or more accurate sample test diagnosis, wicking can help your brand achieve maximum product performance.

This webinar will help attendees learn how wicking works across multiple types of applications in order to determine what type of wicking solution - including material, technology, and characteristics - is best suited for your application.

Perfect for engineers designing a product requiring fluid management, this webinar will explain the science behind wicking and how to use it to drive maximum functionality for your product.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn how surface energy and capillary action can be leveraged for better fluid management
  • Learn the differences between two core technologies of porous polymers -sintered particles and bonded fiber - that are commonly used in wicking applications
  • Understand how wicking can be used to solve specific design problems
  • Learn why pore size and pore volume matter to your end application
  • See the technology in action in specific application examples

Speaker

Avi Robbins, Vice President, Global Product Development and R&D, Porex Corporation

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, where he held a variety of positions including R&D Management, Operations Engineering Management, and Program Management. Mr. Robbins holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Emory University.