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High-Temperature Patching and Sealing with Moldable Refractory Cement

By |2024-05-22T15:26:39-07:00May 16th, 2024|

Utilized within kilns, industrial chimneys and furnaces to offer protection against heat, moldable refractory cement is an insulating material that is extremely flexible and has a high moldability. This means it can be turned into different shapes individually tailored to their environments. As it can resist extensive amounts of heat, including temperatures over 3632°F /2000°C, [...]

Can Heat-Shielding Materials Enhance Aircraft Fuel Efficiency?

By |2024-05-22T15:28:14-07:00May 2nd, 2024|

Air travel efficiency hinges on various interconnected factors. Altitude, flight duration, occupancy rates, and so on, all impinge on key metrics. But few areas affect aircraft efficiency as directly as fuel. A more accurate assessment might be that fuel efficiency is a central concept to the overall success of aviation. Fuels not only equate to [...]

What are the 5 Most Common Thermal Insulation Materials in Industry?

By |2024-04-24T01:49:33-07:00April 24th, 2024|

Creating a product that works effectively depends on the environment in which it will be used. Different industries, such as aluminum and oil and gas, and appliances rely on the temperature of equipment being at an optimum level to increase efficiencies and lower costs. Thermal insulation materials act as a block that reduces the transfer [...]

How Does Thermal Insulation Thickness Affect Heat Loss?

By |2024-03-27T04:36:19-07:00March 20th, 2024|

Controlling the thermal insulation of a specific space, or even the properties of a product, can optimize their use of energy. This is because the processes that utilize this energy will become more sustainable and cost-effective. Ultimately, the types of insulation materials you choose will affect the levels of thermal insulation. Fiberglass fabrics are among [...]

High-Temperature Seals for Industrial Process Optimization

By |2024-05-22T15:29:21-07:00February 27th, 2024|

A manufacturer is only as good as its industrial processes. If you are in the manufacturing industry, it is crucial to identify areas that are in need of improvement. Ineffective procedures can slow down the production process. This can lead to wasted time and extra costs.  Undertaking industrial process optimization could lower your operational expenses [...]

How to Maximize Aluminum Reduction Cell Lifetime

By |2024-02-09T04:26:55-08:00February 9th, 2024|

In the world of aluminum production, the lifespan of reduction cells is a critical factor that directly impacts operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Maximizing the lifetime of these cells is not just a matter of good practice; it is a necessity for maintaining a competitive edge.  Based on the insights provided from Mid-Mountain Materials' approach to [...]

Key Benefits of Using Moldables for Aluminum Processing

By |2024-02-19T03:37:33-08:00December 2nd, 2023|

In the complex and demanding world of aluminum processing, the efficiency and longevity of reduction cells are paramount. These cells are at the heart of the aluminum smelting process. Their productivity and lifespan are significantly influenced by the effectiveness of cathode bar sealing.  Mid-Mountain Materials, Inc. has significantly contributed to aluminum processing by developing highly [...]

Using Thermal Barriers for Lifecycle Emissions Reduction

By |2024-02-16T01:30:33-08:00November 16th, 2023|

In the pursuit of sustainability within the aluminum processing industry, reducing lifecycle emissions has become a paramount objective. The challenge of minimizing environmental impact while maintaining, or even enhancing, production efficiency has led to innovative approaches, including the use of thermal barriers. Thermal barriers, particularly in the context of aluminum reduction cells, not only extend [...]

Why Nomex® is Ideal for Cable Sleeves on Satellites

By |2023-10-11T08:26:51-07:00October 11th, 2023|

Few working environments are as unforgiving as the vacuum of space. As with any frontier, there are enduring challenges associated with the space industry. Efficient propulsion. Reliable communication. Protection of assets deployed at low earth orbit (LEO) and above. It's a multifaceted challenge that has grown more complex, yet also more manageable, over time. This [...]

Applications of Polyurethane Coated Fabrics

By |2024-01-22T16:19:59-08:00August 16th, 2023|

The health risks to workers in industrial factories with insufficient safety measures for chemical exposure is well-known. One family of chemical compounds under particular scrutiny recently is perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Sometimes colloquially known as ‘forever chemicals’, PFAS are often used as coatings for industrial textiles to improve strength, durability, and chemical and water [...]

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