2019 mti News
April 24, 2019: Transition of HT 400 and AR 400 materials
Many mti customers use these materials for sealing high temperature exhaust applications. Please be advised that these materials will go through a transition in 2019.
Earlier this month, our fiber supplier (Hollingsworth & Vose) sold their book of business to another company (Lydall, Inc.). As a result of this, they have discontinued all H&V grades in further production effective immediately, leaving us with a supply dilemma. This press release is attached.
This disruption was unexpected, forcing us to determine the necessary actions for our goal of a smooth transition for our customers. mti has taken steps to minimize any disturbances that you may experience during this transition. However, because we have minimal raw material supply to produce HT 400 and AR 400, you should ensure that your orders for these materials are placed as soon as possible. These products will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis until it is gone. All sales are final. PO’s are committed with no returns.
mti has plans to have two replacement choices available in the coming weeks, including a direct replacement for a running change and an improved version with a performance upgrade to address today’s demanding engine environments. mti will continue working directly with the OEM’s as we always have, to present materials and seek approvals.
Replacement material will be introduced in a matter of weeks so that testing and validation can be completed. Our goal is a seamless transition to the product revision. Please work with us to manage a smooth progression through this material transition.
February 12, 2019: Cutting service campaign
mti started informing people about its gasket material cutting service and its $2,160 discount runs through June 30, 2019.