Economical materials that perform
Metal Tech Industries was contacted by a large heavy duty diesel engine equipment company with an inquiry about assisting with a cost savings initiative.
Challenges & recommendation
The customer was using a high temperature layered vermiculite composition laminate. They weren’t having any performance issues, but the cost was very high. Since they were familiar with MTI and some of our materials, they reached out to us to see what we offer that would continue to meet their performance requirements AND offer a cost savings.
Our team suggested the HT 400. It is a high temperature vermiculite/fiber laminate that combines high temperature exhaust sealing performance with high value at an economical price point.
How product performed
The HT 400 was tested and performed very well. This product has now been introduced to production applications. It meets their requirements, providing sufficient performance within their operating parameters.
Results, return on investment, and future plans
Although our customer wasn’t trying to solve any performance issues, they had an opportunity to dramatically reduce the cost of their exhaust gaskets (>80% cost reduction). This customer has also utilized the HT 400-SS (stainless steel core) to provide the level of corrosion resistance required in diesel exhaust applications with much success.
If you are interested in exploring any potential cost savings with MTI’s materials, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our engineers are ready and willing to look at your application and the material that you are using to see what we can do for you!