MIRteq of Newcastle, Australia, says it has appointed Composites One as its exclusive distributor in the U.S. and British Columbia. Interest has been on MIRteq’s (Microfiber Infusion Resin) tooling resin, closed molding, and fire retardant systems because they deliver substantial commercial and environmental savings.
MIRteq’s technology provides a foundation for its proprietary chemicals and processes to treat and modify the surface of the fibreglass which creates a chemical bond between the glass and a compatible resin matrix. This process substitutes standard fibreglass textile reinforcing with short micro-fibres.
MIRteq says its polymerisable liquid composites can be poured, pumped or sprayed, and after curing, they can be drilled, tapped, and CNC machined. In addition, the predictable properties of Micro-Fibre Infused Resin composites allows for computational engineering for strength, aesthetics, and for the design of more complex shaped components. Several videos demonstrating company developments are available at http://mirteq.com/media-centre.htm.
The company’s scientific development provides a platform that will transform many existing fibreglass manufacturing processes, deliver improved economic and environmental outcomes, and open a range of opportunities for new composite products and applications.
Composites One distributes composite materials through 30 locations in North America. It supplies composites fabricators and molders thousands of products from over 400 of the industry’s top suppliers, has in excess of 8,000 customers. The company is supported by a technical sales and customer service force that is among the most knowledgeable in the industry. This distributor appointment is the first by MIRteq anywhere. It provides the company with a broad access to market and an ability to service its early adopters.
“We have worked with MIRteq over the last six months and have invested in the technology’s deployment because we expect it to expand the composites industry”, says Greg Shymske, Composites One Marketing VP. “Furthermore, MIRteq’s versatile technology can be used in many applications. It simplifies many fibreglass processes, improves economic efficiencies, and fits well within our growing closed molding initiatives as it delivers compelling environmental and safety benefits.”
“The MIRteq value proposition is reaching the market at the right time. Manufacturing is recovering and people are looking for new applications to deliver economic savings and expand their product suite,” says MIRteq CEO Kieth Mackenzie.
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