Technical Articles

Mid-Mountain Materials, Inc. has published these technical articles:

(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Thermal insulation is the process of reducing the transfer of thermal energy between objects, and a thermal barrier is one type of product that can be used to achieve this....
(Industrial Coatings and Sealants)
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In 2020, NASA is preparing to test a Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (SIAD) that may be capable of landing larger aircraft on Mars. The SIAD-E is inflated by a combination of gas...
(Composites, Textiles and Reinforcements)
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The aerospace industry requires constant innovation of materials in order for them to provide outstanding performance and reliability in extreme operating conditions....
(Composites, Textiles and Reinforcements)
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The term heat resistant fabric covers a wide range of materials with one common property - thermal insulation. A heat resistant fabric will provide protection against extreme temperatures and they are...
(Welding Equipment and Supplies)
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Welding is the process of joining two materials together (usually metals) to make them act as a single piece. It works by melting the base metal, and a filler material is often added to this molten...
(Seals)
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A persistent problem faced while aluminum reduction cells are sealed is creating and maintaining a hermetic seal for the entire service life of the reduction cell where the cathode bars penetrate the...
(Composites, Textiles and Reinforcements)
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Aeronautic engineers attempt to mitigate the dangers of non-optimal or emergency landings using innovative safety systems and specialty airbag fabrics....
(Composites, Textiles and Reinforcements)
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Aluminum protection components designed to reduce scrappage, improve production yields, and extend the service lives of essential components in the production chain....
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Due to the rapid growth in the use of aluminum by automobile manufacturers, there have been an increased supply demands for aluminum rolling mills. How can tray pads help?...
(Material Handling Equipment)
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Global trade is built on our ability to safely supply commodities all over the world. This depends upon secure transport between different regions, to ensure that goods from one market can be readily...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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The term "industrial fabrics" covers a broad range of products comprised of high-performance raw textiles with a choice of end-use formats. This versatility enables one underlying material to service...
(Seals)
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Air leakage control is a critical activity for a wide spectrum of businesses. Contractors may be tasked with sealing building envelopes to prevent heat loss, thus energy wastage....
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Lightweighting is a critical part of the mandate for aeronautic engineers, who constantly tread a careful line between cost, efficiency, and performance. The price of getting it wrong can be...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Fabricated thermal seals for high-temperature applications...
(Seals)
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Thermal losses are one of the biggest challenges industrial potlines face due to poor or neglected thermal insulation....
(Seals)
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Mid-Mountain Materials, Inc. compares the performance of silicone coated rope and die-cut gaskets in more detail....
(Welding Equipment and Supplies)
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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...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Thermal insulation is a means of stopping heat transfer from one object to another. It is usually used to decrease levels of heat transfer via conduction, requiring objects to be in direct contact,...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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A brief look at some of the industrial applications of thermal insulated curtains....
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Thermal solar collectors absorb sunlight to collect heat. The term thermal solar collector is often used in reference to a device for heating water, however the term also can be used for large power...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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THERMOPAK® Insulation Materials cover a substantial range of custom-built components for novel sealing applications. These include a more efficient external cathode bar seal boot which...
(Composites, Textiles and Reinforcements)
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The importance of lightweight materials and fabricated parts in aviation construction and how they can effectively improve passenger safety....
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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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...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Die-Cutting Explained...
(Gas Sensing)
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Why Should Emission Control be a Focus for Companies?...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Key Benefits & Properties of 2025 Fiberglass Thermal Insulation...
(Composites, Textiles and Reinforcements)
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Aluminum is a highly formable metal with remarkably low density. It has been used in manufacturing and engineering markets worldwide since the mid-20th Century, and it sits alongside steel as one of...
(Seals)
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Silicone rubbers are highly stable elastomers that are broadly used in industrial engineering and sealing applications....
(Industrial Coatings and Sealants)
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One of the primary components manufactured using silicone rubbers is silicone-coated rope, which is designed as a high-temperature resistant sealant for numerous industrial applications....
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Heat resistant cargo covers are widely implemented in the aerospace industry to e nsure the safe and efficient transport of a range of goods. They are designed to maintain optimal product temperatures...
(Composites, Textiles and Reinforcements)
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Before discussing aluminum protection, it is important to offer an explanation of what is meant by 'primary' and 'secondary' in the production, treatment, and application of the metal....
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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For all their strength and resilience, robots aren't entirely immune to damage. As robots continue to be adapted into demanding industrial roles - in chemical processing, surface treatment and foundry...
(Industrial Adhesives)
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The Adhesive Benefits of Refractory Cement...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Refractory cement and moldables are highly important across a number of industries. This article describes improvements such as the protection against corrosion and the improvement of refractory...
(Composites, Textiles and Reinforcements)
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Steam traps are one example of this, where industrial fabric insulation must perform to the highest standards to meet several KPIs....
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Commercial- and industrial grade thermal insulation covers a wide range of materials and product formats. Most insulation types are primarily designed to inhibit costly or potentially damaging heat...
(Industrial Coatings and Sealants)
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Commodity fabric coatings like polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyurethane (PU) are used in many different applications, but silicone-coated textiles have grown substantially in popularity over the...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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The market is characterized by a growing number of products that are being employed in vehicles and for military applications....
(Composites, Textiles and Reinforcements)
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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...
(Composites, Textiles and Reinforcements)
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Specialty Airbag Materials for Luna Landers...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Welded storage and process tanks are abundant in virtually every walk of modern life. In this article, Mid-Mountain explores when to use industrial textiles for tank insulation and which materials...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Specialist formats of thermal insulation are designed to satisfy high thermal demands alongside additional performance parameters, such as conforming to complex geometries or adhering to surfaces....
(Coating Equipment)
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Coated fabrics are used in a wide range of applications, in industries including aerospace, robotics, and welding. Used in high-temperature applications, coated fabrics can be made with varying...
(Coating Equipment)
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In an area where welding takes place, it can be extremely dangerous if the correct safety measures are not in place. There are various products that can be used for safety purposes within a welding...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Thermal insulation plays a crucial role in food processing plants, protecting profitability while enabling the key processes that allow global consumers to enjoy fresh goods from all over the world....
(Coating Equipment)
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Heat resistant fabrics are used for a wide range of applications including welding protection, aerospace safety, and fire prevention. Heat resistant fabrics can be made of a variety of different...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Steam valve jackets are a crucial form of thermal insulation in any industrial facility with complex pipework systems...
(Composites, Textiles and Reinforcements)
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Emissions Control: Aluminum Case Study...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Thermal insulation refers to the many ways we attempt to inhibit the transfer of heat from one object to another. These two objects may be the hot and cold faces of processing equipment in industrial...
(Composites, Textiles and Reinforcements)
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What are Tray Pads? What are Tray Pads Used For?...
(Composites, Textiles and Reinforcements)
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This blog post will explore the industrial fabrics used in baghouses for emission control....
(Seals)
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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...
(Material Handling Equipment)
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A spark blanket is a type of fabricated part used in rail grinding, welding, and maintenance. Engineers may use spark blankets at multiple touchpoints from initial installation to eventual replacement...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Thermal insulation reduces the transfer of thermal energy between objects which have different temperatures or are within range of radiative influences. Heat flow is an inevitable outcome when objects...
(Composites, Textiles and Reinforcements)
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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...
(Seals)
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Given these comprehensive mechanical strengths and high degrees of formability, fiberglass ropes are commonly used as high temperature sealants for kilns and ovens, and thermally-resistant industrial...
(Composites, Textiles and Reinforcements)
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The use of turbine blankets and the importance of insulating rotating components to guarantee the safety of operating personnel and to maximize process efficiency....
(Seals)
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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....
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Robot protection covers are intended as a barrier to these extreme conditions, preventing corrosion or degradation due to adverse environmental conditions and temperatures. By covering critical parts...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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An insulation material is one that provides thermal insulation, or the reduction of heat transfer between objects....
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Refractory cement uses binding materials with improved thermodynamic properties to reduce the risk of mechanical failure. Fused minerals like aluminum oxide, or alumina, are used to bind coarse...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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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...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Heat shields minimize the operating costs of a system by way of intercepting radiated heat that would usually add to the load on the low-temperature section of the system....