Many industrial environments generate dust, fines, fibers, or other types of particulates. Some of these environments also produce liquid waste, while others may generate chemical contaminants that need to be captured or contained. As a result, many industrial environments need protection from the ingress of gas, liquid or solid phase contamination from external sources.

Whatever the challenge, Polystar Technologies' sintered porous media provides solutions. Whether polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), polyethylene (PE) or other plastic polymer, look to Polystar Technologies to help find the solutions to your most pressing issues.

Industrial Batteries

Sintered porous plastics can be used in a variety of industrial battery applications, as separators, vents and flame arrestors. Durable battery vents from Polystar Technologies can be single or multi-component flame arrestors designed to meet all your technical specifications and performance requirements. In addition to preventing external sparks from entering the battery housing, battery vents from Polystar Technologies can provide controlled inflows and outflows of air, efficient venting, and optimized back pressure, thereby reducing the risk of off-gassing or acid spillage.

Whatever your engineering design team's sintered porous plastic needs may be, Polystar Technologies' can help you find solutions. 

Industrial Enclosures

Many industrial enclosures house PCBAs and other sensitive electronic devices, along with critical mechanical components that generate friction and heat. Many enclosures require the ability to vent while still protecting from the ingress of contaminants that can adversely affect internal components. Employing sintered porous media from Polystar Technologies can therefore:

  • Selectively filter harmful or corrosive gases, while permitting passage of target gases
  • Facilitate needed exchanges where rapid temperature and pressure changes cause fogging or condensation to occur
  • Allow for the venting of sensitive electronics that could be damaged by high heat
  • Protect electronics from the ingress of dust, water or other contaminants
  • Provide high levels of protection from airborne molecular contamination (AMC) in challenging production environments 
  • Supply particulate filtration down to the targeted micron level

Industrial enclosures that need to operate reliably in extreme environments may need to meet NEMA 3X, 3RX, 3SX, 4X, 6P or IP66 to IP69K requirements. Polystar Technologies’ sintered porous materials provide solutions for these types of challenges. Whether polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), polyethylene (PE) or other plastic media, when your requirement is protection from water, dust, fines, fibers, oils, corrosive agents, or other types of AMC , look to Polystar Technologies for solutions to the problems you face.

Industrial Lighting

Like many microelectronic devices and equipment, light fixtures need to operate reliably in extreme environments, where high heat or extreme variations in temperature and pressure can fog or damage glass, plastic or sensitive electronics. Like many electronics manufacturers, industrial lighting manufacturers need to keep dust, dirt, moisture and other contaminants out, but allow venting for pressure and temperature equalization inside and outside of each lighting enclosure. Employing sintered porous media from Polystar Technologies can, therefore:

  • Facilitate needed exchanges where rapid temperature and pressure changes can cause fogging or condensation to occur
  • Allow for the venting of sensitive electronics that could be damaged by high heat
  • Protect electronics from the ingress of dust, water or other contaminants

Polystar Technologies provides industrial lighting manufacturers with robust venting solutions to ensure their lighting enclosures operate reliably in washdown or hose-down environments as well as industrial settings that may call for fixtures to meet NEMA 3X, 3RX, 3SX, 4X, 6P or IP66 to IP69K requirements.

Industrial Pneumatics / Compressed Air

The life of a pneumatic component depends on the amount, size, and type of contaminants passing through it.  Because each component resists various types of contamination differently, whether particulates, gases, or liquids, the filtration level must be matched to the system's most sensitive component.

Compressed air filters remove contaminants that could damage pneumatic equipment. They:

  • Often employ various stages of filtration in pneumatic filter-regulator-lubricator (FRL) applications, though the different filter housings are interconnected.
  • Can be installed in the air line upstream of regulators, lubricators, and directional control valves, as well as in air-driven devices like cylinders or air motors.
  • Are found virtually everywhere, including environments ranging from agricultural, beverage production, cleanroom, food processing, lab instrumentation, heavy industrial, light manufacturing, and so forth.

Primary pneumatic filters typically remove particles as small as five microns (5µ) from the air. Filters protect pneumatic devices from damage caused by lubricants ejected by the compressor, dirt particles, small water droplets, or aerosols. Secondary filters are also used in some applications and can typically remove particles in the submicron size range such as smoke, mist, moisture, oil, and fine particles from the air stream.

Compressed air can be filtered using a number of different techniques such as media filters that trap particulates while allowing air to pass through a venturi. In other instances, it may be to use a membrane or sintered filter that allows air to pass through while preventing particles, dust and water from damaging parts further downstream. Whatever the application, sintered porous media from Polystar Technologies provides solutions for your compressed air filtration needs. 

Industrial Security Cameras / Surveillance Equipment

Condensation that develops within an outdoor security camera can fog lenses and compromise image quality. It can also corrode electronics, which may lead to premature camera failure. Beyond this, the ingress of aerosolized oils into the internal workings of a camera can blur lenses and significantly influence picture or video quality. Likewise, if dust, lint, or other small particles get in, they too can affect the quality of what the viewer sees.

Breathable, waterproof, porous vents from Polystar Technologies can protect camera enclosures and effectively shield security cameras and surveillance equipment from potential ingress of water, aerosolized oils and particles, as well as possible condensation.

Industrial Sensors, Monitors & Controls

Electronic devices used in many industrial settings need to be protected from what are often harsh or demanding environments. Exposure to water, dust, fines, fibers, corrosive chemicals, or to extreme variations in temperature, humidity and pressure, can damage circuits thereby leading to failure of the electronics. Whether you are protecting sensing elements, monitors, lenses, controls, boxes, enclosures, or other industrial electronics, you will benefit from the following features of Polystar Technologies' sintered, porous plastics:

  • Selective filtration
    • Oxygen, ozone, toxic gas, corrosive gas, and combustible gas sensors
    • ORP and pH sensors
    • Liquid or gas analyzers
  • General barrier protection
    • Gas, pressure or humidity sensors
    • Controls and monitoring systems
  • Waterproof venting
    • Industrial cameras, vision systems, and surveillance systems
    • Gear boxes, motors, control boxes and enclosures used in washdown environments
    • Light fixtures and luminaires

Look to Polystar Technologies’ for solutions to your industrial sensor, monitor, and control protection needs . Whether you require protection from water, dust, oils, corrosive agents, or airborne molecular contamination (AMC), Polystar Technologies can provide solutions for your venting and protection issues.

Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Aeration introduces oxygen to a liquid in order to create an aerobic environment that facilitates bacterial growth. That bacterial growth then produces enzymes that help break down waste matter. Within the industrial wastewater treatment area, coarse and fine bubble aerators supply oxygen to metabolizing microorganisms, and mix those microorganisms along with dissolved and suspended organic matter. In particular, fine bubble aeration or microporous diffusion of air results in high oxygen transfer efficiency (OTE), because smaller bubbles provide more bubble surface area per unit volume and increased OTE.

Polystar Technologies' sintered porous diffusers can provide improved efficiency for many industrial wastewater aeration applications. Look to Polystar Technologies to help you find solutions for increased efficiency and decreased costs.