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Pyroid® pyrolytic graphite films & stripper foils

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Medical Equipment
Thermal Management
Pyroid® HT pyrolytic graphite thermal spreaders and thermal vias are a powerful new material solution in the battle against thermal heat in state-of-the-art electronic circuits and devices.
HT material matches the heat spreading capability of CVD diamond at 1700 W/mK but at substantially better economics.

Medical Imaging Radioisotope Manufacturing
Over the past decade, high energy radionuclide research and production using particle accelerators (cyclotrons) have become widespread. PET imaging is now performed in more than 2,000 sites, using mobile and fixed PET and PET/CT scanners.

The increasing incidence of cancer, cardiovascular and neurological diseases means that demand for faster and more accurate diagnosis, as well as drug development and pre-clinical study efforts, will continue to accelerate radionuclide production in the coming years.

Thin film carbon foils are used to strip electrons to produce this short lived, critical, radionuclide that is injected into the patient that enables the PET imaging process.

Efficient high energy research and radionuclide production starts with high performing carbon foils.

The Pyrogenics Group is the world leader in the production of high-purity freestanding.

Pyroid® pyrolytic graphite (PG) films and stripper foils are available in thickness between 2 μm to 75 μm and areal densities of 250 μgrams/cm2 and above.

Pyroid® foils are:

  • Stable at high temperature with a melting point of 3800 °K (higher than any other material)
  • Excellent thermal conduction
  • Easy to flex due to inherent higher flexural modulus
  • Experience slow erosion rates
  • Exceptionally consistent quality and performance
  • Higher strength than alternative materials

Resulting in:

  • Robust handling characteristics
  • Ability to handle vacuum system changes
  • Repeatable stripper foil performance
  • Reduced ion source rebuild frequency

Our foils simply last longer than alternative materials.
Using Pyroid® pyrolytic graphite provides long term security of supply for the radionuclide and PET imaging market.

Pyrogenics is accredited in accordance with the latest edition of AS9100D, an accepted international standard containing requirements for establishing and maintaining a quality management system for the aerospace industry.  AS9100D includes the requirements of ISO 9001: 2015 plus additional requirements for a quality management system for the aerospace industry.

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About Minteq
Minteq, the premier supplier of engineered refractory lining systems, manufactures monolithic refractories for the iron, steel, non-ferrous metals, minerals processing and glass markets. Combined with our application systems and measurement innovations, Minteq products and systems help manufacturers increase productivity and lower overall costs. Minteq offers comprehensive, customized, and integrated refractory systems that include superior monolithic products, proprietary application equipment, patented laser measurement devices, and the extensive experience and expertise of our service teams.

Minteq refractory materials, systems and technologies lead the industry because of our significant commitment to research and development. The resulting innovations are the keys to our success and to our customers' success. We provide turnkey solutions to help you increase productivity enhance yields, reduce downtime, and lower overall costs.

Minteq has the expertise to design, install and maintain a customized solution for your unique challenge. We welcome the opportunity to consult with you and uncover methods for improving your productivity, creating value, and lowering overall costs to enhance your competitiveness in the global marketplace