Porex Corporation to Showcase a Filter Venting Solution for the EuroTec Ostomy Systems at Medtec China 2014

Medtec China

FAIRBURN, Ga.--()--Porex Corporation (“Porex”), a proven market leader and innovator in porous media solutions for the healthcare markets, will showcase a filter venting solution for the EuroTec ostomy systems at Medtec China, Shanghai, China, September 25th–26th, 2014, booth K210.

“Porex strives to create innovative solutions that solve the specific challenges of our healthcare customers,” said William Midgette, President and Chief Executive Officer of Porex. “Our research scientists and engineers are dedicated to delivering breakthrough innovations that provide next generation performance for our customers' products and better patient care.”

EuroTec Ostomy Systems

EuroTec supplies a wide range of unique stoma products. EuroTec produces 1-piece and 2- piece ostomy systems, as well as accessory products, which no other company can offer. EuroTec stands for quality, excellent service and personal support.

All EuroTec pouches are made of a high grade, multilayer films for superior performance and design for comfort and great appearance. The pouches of EuroTec also have an extra ‘raincoat’; an additional layer of film that separates the filter from the stoma. Special openings in the top of this ‘raincoat’ allow the gases to pass into the filter. EuroTec is virtually the only manufacturer that adds an extra ‘raincoat’ to the inside of their closed pouches. The filters of the closed pouched can easily be closed off to prevent “pancaking” by means of the added stickers. For bathing or swimming, special POREX hydrophobic membrane prevents water penetrating the filter, whilst the gases continue to escape from the pouch.

“A common complaint of ostomates using drainable pouches with carbon filter is the bleeding of the moist content through the filter, leaving black stains in the clothing,” said Arthur Smid, Co-Founder of EuroTec. ”These carbon stains are hard to remove in the laundry and spoil the clothing of the patient. The combination of our raincoat and the applied Porex membrane resolves this problem.”

About Porex

Founded in 1961 and based in Fairburn, GA, Porex is a pioneer and global leader in the development and manufacturing of sintered porous polymer products. The Company primarily serves the healthcare and bioscience markets. Porex products serve filtering, venting, wicking, and diffusing functions in applications such as arterial syringe vents, dialysis filters, and porous components for drug delivery devices.

About EuroTec

EuroTec is the only manufacturer of stoma appliances in the Netherlands, based in Roosendaal. The company was established in 1996. The stoma products produced by EuroTec were developed to meet the needs of stoma patients by a professional team of designers and engineers as well as those with a medical background and broad experience in stoma care.

Contacts

Porex Contact
Jack Chan, Ph.D., +1-770-515-7728
Global Director, Medical
jack.chan@porex.com
or
EuroTec Contact
Arthur Smid, +31 (0)165 551 226
Co-Founder, EuroTec BV
arthur@eurotec.nl

Porex membrane inside EuroTec ostomy systems (Photo: Business Wire)

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Porex Corporation, a proven market leader and innovator in porous media solutions for the healthcare markets, will showcase a filter venting solution for the EuroTec ostomy systems at Medtec China.

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Contacts

Porex Contact
Jack Chan, Ph.D., +1-770-515-7728
Global Director, Medical
jack.chan@porex.com
or
EuroTec Contact
Arthur Smid, +31 (0)165 551 226
Co-Founder, EuroTec BV
arthur@eurotec.nl