What is Refractory Cement?

High-temperature masonry comes in multiple forms, from thermodynamically stable firebricks to castable refractory cement that are formulated from thermally resistant clinker and specialized aggregate materials. Conventional cements are often used in the manufacturing of fireplaces and furnaces, but they do not exhibit the requisite thermodynamic stability for application within the heating chamber or for direct […]

Specialty Airbag Fabrics for the Automotive Industry

Airbag fabrics are typically high-strength woven materials that can retain their physical integrity against rapid inflation by an inert gas to cushion impacts. Nylon textiles are among the most common fabrics used to weave airbag cushions for general manufacturing and automotive applications. However, conventional component arrangements have significant drawbacks that have forced manufacturers to explore […]

How Do Welding Curtains Work?

Welding curtains are a rounded solution to many of the issues presented by metal joinery procedures, offering protection to process bystanders from the sparks and vibrant light generated as a byproduct from the weld. Conventional welding methodologies involve fusing two or more metal components together through gas flame, electric arc, or other high-temperature joining methodologies. […]

What is a Tadpole Gasket?

Tadpole gaskets are unique thermal sealing solutions comprised of a heat-resistant cover and a durable core material arranged in a distinctive bulb and tail structure. The external material, typically thermally-resistant,  is wrapped around the core material to form a cylindrical bulb. The edges of the tape or fabric are then fused together to form the […]

What are Die-Cut Gaskets?

Die-cutting is the sophisticated process of machining flexible materials for industrial applications. It involves feeding a web of material through a shearing chamber, where cutting components will either perforate shapes into the fabric or cut the material down to size. It is regularly applied in the thermal insulation sector to form sealants such as die-cut […]

Thermal Insulation for Emissions Control

Industry and the environment are antonymic concepts. Energy-intensive industrial processes produce millions of cubic tons of harmful greenhouse gasses every year, notwithstanding their effluent production materials nor potentially damaging extraction protocols. Numerous environmental policies, improved industry regulations, and advanced materials for thermal insulation have been applied to help improve the sustainability of crucial industry sectors, […]

Tray Pads for Secondary Aluminum Plants and Rolling Mills

Metalworking industries around the world are characterized by high thermal and abrasive processes. Molten metals are heated to refractory temperatures in mantles or crucibles, and transported to resistant molds to form coils, slabs, and plate products. These are then cooled and conveyed through further processing equipment to prepare products for final application. Temperatures throughout these […]

Producing Cargo Covers with Heat Resistant Materials

Heat resistant cargo covers are widely implemented in the aerospace industry to ensure the safe and efficient transport of a range of goods. They are designed to maintain optimal product temperatures during transit, and to reduce the risk of catastrophic cargo fires by isolating potentially flammable goods.   This article will explore the production and […]

Using Refractory Cements in High Temperature Applications

Refractory cement is a material that retains its high strength properties at extremely high temperatures. It is often used in applications that require high strength, wear resistance, and thermal resistance. The majority of refractory cements are a combination of clinker and an aggregate material. Clinker is the by-product of sintering in the production of cement, […]

What are Fiberglass Ropes Used For?

Fiberglass ropes combine ultimate flexibility with exceptional thermal resistances. They are manufactured by braiding or knitting fiberglass yarn into tightly-woven textiles in diameters of 1/8” to 2”. Mid-Mountain Materials produces fiberglass ropes from E-glass, which exhibits exceptional dielectric strength, high chemical resistances, and continued tensile strength at extreme temperatures – with a continuous limit of […]