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...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Fabricated thermal seals for high-temperature applications...
(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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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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Die-Cutting Explained...
(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....
(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...
(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...
(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...
(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?...
(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...
(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....
(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...