POREX® sintered particle materials are engineered from various polymers with controlled pore sizes to provide outstanding strength, durability, chemical resistance, resiliency, and design flexibility across multiple applications. As with other porous materials such as foams and sponges, our sintered particle materials are composed of pores whose cavities are connected to one another, permitting fluidic communication throughout the part.
Porex manufactures porous plastic products from various thermoplastic materials exhibiting a broad range of properties. Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polypropylene (PP), polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), and polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) are our most common base materials. Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), polyethersulfone (PES), polyurethane (PU) and PE/PP co-polymer are also frequently used. Our lightweight materials are moldable for high volume economies and offer easy fabrication or conversion to different forms. Large sheets, rolls, or other material formats can be provided or sized to specification.
Compared to natural reeds, POREX “no-flip” reed diffuser wicks offer consistent performance from reed to reed. Manufactured to stringent quality specifications, our reed diffuser wicks out-perform other options on the market with more consistent diffusion.
What Are Reed Diffusers And How They Work?
Reed diffusers are a great way to add constant fragrance to your home. They are extremely popular in home fragrance right now! The diffuser reeds soak up the fragrance oil and dispense the scent into the air. They last untill all the fragrance oil evaporates. Unlike candles, reed diffusers are flame free and do not require any heat. They disperse scent into the air naturally. This makes reed diffusers a more practical scent solution for some homes.
How Long Do Reed Diffusers Last?
There are many factors that contribute to how long the oil lasts. Air conditioning, heating, closed doors, open doors, dehumidifies, etc. However, we have found that Archipelago's diffuser oil should typically last for 4 to 5 months in our tropical weather.
What Reeds Do We Use In Our Diffuser?
We use specially engineered POREX Reeds which feature high performance capillarity and fragrance diffusion along the entire length of the wick as well as a homogeneous porous structure that provides a controlled and reliable rate of fragrance release. POREX Reeds are manufactured utilizing colourfast processes and are engineered to prevent colour "run" or migration as the fragrance solution moves and diffuses along the reeds. POREX Reeds are designed so that colours will not transfer or stain upon touching. They are engineered for consistent and reliable fragrance release vs rattans, designed not to clog over time and don't require frequent "flipping".
Can I Top Up My Diffuser With A Different Scent And Use The Same Reeds?
Once reeds have been used for a certain scent, you cannot use them for another scent. The scent that is already absorbed into your reeds will mix with the new scent and could produce undesired scent combination so we don't recommend doing so. When you purchase your diffusers from us we will include a new set of reeds for every bottle of diffuser you purchased. (Yes! Even for refill bottle.)
My Reed Diffuser Doesn't Smell As Strongly As It Used To. What Do I do?
You could try flipping the reeds, this simple re positioning can help to give the diffusion process a little boost. However, don't flip them too often, as the more often you flip your reeds the faster the oil will disperse. You could also give the bottle a very gentle "swirl", this can help to blend the ingredients of the oil and strengthen the scent.
As we mentioned previously, overtime the reeds become completely saturated and can become clogged with dust. If you still have oil in the bottle and flipping the reeds doesn't seem to help, consider replacing your reeds.
1. Place your diffuser in a high traffic area where the fragrance will disperse throughout the room with air circulation. Another great spot is just inside the room near the door so you pick up the scent as you enter the room.
2. If you buy refill oil for your diffuser, clean out the vessel with soap and warm water and let it dry completely before you refill it. It is better to start with fresh oil than continuously add to old oil.
3. When you change the oil, change the reeds. Reeds get dusty and clogged over time and lose efficiency.
4. The more reeds you put into the diffuser the stronger the scent. So do take note where you place it. For small room, office or bathroom usually 4 to 5 reeds are sufficient.