Porous Plastic Materials

Our Porous Plastics Technologies


Our original Vyon® sintered porous plastic offer excellent chemical compatibility, exceptional strength and are resistant to most acids, bases, many organic chemicals and temperatures up to 110ºC (230ºF). 

Vyon® for Life Sciences

Our polyethylene materials are designed with our life science and medical customers in mind. From medical device filters, pipette filters to SPE frits this innovative type of porous plastic material are made to demanding regulatory standards as required by the FDA, EP Pharmacopeia and USP.

Specialised Range of Materials

Through a range of proprietary techniques, Porvair Sciences offers advanced materials with enhanced performance capabilities. 


Our hydrophilic Vyon® material is permanently treated for instant water wettability.


Our hydrophobic or oleophobic Vyon® is permanently treated to prevent the material from wetting-out in many organic solvents.


This material immobilises active substances within the sintered porous material, such as chromatography resins, carbon and cellulosic materials.


Our chemically or biologically active sintered porous material is functionalised with amines, carbonyls, carboxylic acids, linker chains or ligands.


Our ultraclean Vyon® range offers a high purity material with trace extractables.


Used as a support for membranes, our Vyon® laminate material extends the filtration range to 0.1µm for the retention of microorganisms.

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