Revolutionary New Composites
As a platform technology MIR offers a unique alternative to conventional thermosets and thermoplastics because it is “quick to market” and does not require expensive molds or production equipment.
Processing with MIR is also not capital intensive.
Highly Versatile Material – MIR resins can be used in a wide range of commercial applications and can be injected, poured, roto-cast, sprayed and machined. It is available with a number of different resin formulations to suit a wide range of industrial applications.
An Economical Alternative – MIR simplifies traditional production processes by eliminating waste and cutting down on labor. Whether tooling or molding it improves cycle times, revolutionizes production methods and delivers bottom line results.
Manufacture At Room Temperature – MIR products are liquid at room temperature (1000 – 5000cps) and flow easily into cavity molds.
Rapid Prototyping - Because MIR has a lower tooling cost (it can be molded in materials such as fiberglass, aluminum, MIR, MDF, HDPE and silicone), it is ideal for rapid prototyping and small to medium sized production runs. MIR wins because of its speed to market, versatility and performance characteristics.
The new material can replace:
Roto-molded or roto-casted
- Efficient materials usage, no trimming, minimal waste
- Is delivering up to 80% labor savings
- Provides engineered precision and reliability
- Low mold making costs
- Consistent, quality outcomes with low reject rates. Used correctly MIR eliminates most print-through issues
- Can mold comples shapes and facilitates smarter design outcomes in the form of built in strength and cast in place threads
- Environmental compliance and lower VOC emmissions.
- Better SH&E outcomes. MIR is a clean technology
- Ideal for production run volumes and prototypes
- Performs better than thermoplastics in certain environments/applications
- More efficient production cycles
- Not limited by size; and
- Is quick to market
MIR allows manufacturers to make consistent products with precise engineering tolerances in a production line environment.
- MIR’s lower capital cost and reduced factory overhead provides a far more economical value proposition for small and medium sized production runs
- MIR resins are liquid at room temperature and flow easily into cavity molds – no external heat is required
- Molds are not as complex or costly. Production is less capital intensive
- Molds can be machined from blocks of suitable solvent resistant plastics, or they can be made from latex rubber, silicone rubber, MDF, plaster of paris, fiberglass, aluminum etc. Hardwearing molds can also be made out of MIR low exotherm resins
- There is a range of MIR products to suit most applications
- There is no practical limit to the volume of a MIR mold
- Molded products can have either a gel-coat or resin pigmented finish; and
- MIR is quicker to market