High-Performance Fabrics for Aerospace Applications

The aerospace industry is a market that is driven by demand for greater aircraft performance and commercial return. In this article, we discuss how Mid-Mountain’s products can help the industry to innovate and enhance overall fabric performance, application, and manufacturing.  Broad manufacturing capabilities and vertical integration allow Mid-Mountain to provide high quality, engineered thermal barriers […]

What are Passenger Boarding Bridges?

Passenger boarding bridges (sometimes known as jet bridges, jetways, sky bridges, and more) are enclosed passageways, elevated off the ground extending from the terminal gate at the airport to the airplane. They allow passengers to disembark and board airplanes without needing to go outside and be exposed to the elements. Passenger boarding bridges come in […]

Is PTFE Coating (Teflon) Safe? Exploring Safer Alternatives

PTFE coating is a versatile product, employed in a range of industries. It has excellent chemical resistance, is non-stick, and has a wide range of service temperatures. Teflon is widely used as a coating for household products as well as industrial fabrics and is made from PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) and is a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene. […]

What is Vertical Integration?

In recent times, supply chain issues have hit many industries, leading to long lead times and unsatisfied customers. One way of combatting this is through vertical integration. Vertical integration is a strategic structure implemented by a company meaning that they own the entire supply chain for their product. This article will outline how these structures […]

Using Industrial Fabrics for Emission Control in Baghouses

Baghouse dust collectors are used as air-material separators, removing particulates from manufacturing and other industrial operations. They work to keep dust and solid particulates from being emitted into the atmosphere. This blog post will explore the industrial fabrics used in baghouses for emission control. How do Baghouses Work? In terms of dust collection systems, baghouses […]

Critical Uses of Thermal Seals in Carbon Bake Plants

High-performance thermal seals are defined as materials that have excellent mechanical resistance to corrosive elements that are present in high-temperature applications as well as being flexible materials. Thermal seals need to be made from materials that have a good balance of mechanical toughness and malleability to offer the formability that is necessary for sealing mating […]

Heat Resistant Fabrics for Cast House Applications

The cast house is the most labor-intensive area of a furnace operation. There are taphole drills, jack dam drills, trough covers, tilting runners, control cabins, refractory consumables, and other equipment that need to be loaded and operated in a blast furnace. In the cast house, molten metal is directed from the furnace to the torpedo […]

High Temperature Seals for Sealing Potlines

Potlines are an integral part of the large-scale production of aluminium. A potline is a row of serially arranged electrolytic cells (typically 100-400) used to produce aluminium. In a potline, the cathode of one cell electrically connects to the anode of the following cell. Challenges of Potlines Thermal losses are one of the biggest challenges […]

Lightweight Protective Heat Shields for Aircrafts

Protective heat shields are used as barriers to sources of extreme heat; usually some sort of mechanical sub-system that inherently generates high temperatures. Alternatively, certain high-performance applications require protective thermal management solutions that manage heat generated by high speeds. Aviation increasingly requires both, with conventional turbine-driven aircraft using lightweight firewalls and insulation to prevent the […]

What is the Purpose of a Heat Shield on a Car?

Heat shields are critical components used for thermal management in a wide range of applications, and their purpose doesn’t tend to vary much from market to market—whether they are used on a car or a spacecraft. Essentially, a heat shield is a thermal barrier designed to protect objects from overheating. In the automotive sector, they […]