â€œSoft Heart, Hard Body.â€ MPC's MTechMPC Inline Skate Wheels: MPC's patented multi-layer wheel technology, called MtechÂ®, features what we call a
â€œSoft Heart, Hard Body.â€ MPC's MTechÂ® wheels are comprised of two layers: a soft highly resilient (not unlike a super-ball)
inner layer that acts as a pneumatic tire and a durable outer layer of long wearing, surface-hugging urethane.
The result is wheels with the largest footprint (ultimate grip), highest rebound (fastest) and firmest outer tread (best wear) available.
Urethane. The material of choice: Urethane has become the material of choice in so many of today's performance-driven applications
because it exhibits extraordinary physical and mechanical properties that other materials simply can't match.
In addition to being particularly resistant to abrasion, cutting, and tearing, urethane also demonstrates tremendous flexibility.
Polyurethanes come in a wide range of durometers and densities too, which means that finished components can be soft as a gum
eraser or hard as a bowling ball. And, compared to alternative materials like neoprene, rubber, plastic, metal, and silicone, polyurethane
components consistently exhibit longer part life which translates into fewer replacements, reduced labor costs, and less equipment downtime.
MPCâ€™s core technology is thermoset castable polyurethaneâ€”the material of choice in numerous applications because of its strong
physical characteristics. Our high-performance solid, foam, and conductive urethane elastomers, manufactured under the trade name
DurethaneÂ®, offer OEMs significant benefits over other materials like neoprene, rubber, plastic, metal, and silicone.
Thatâ€™s because polyurethanes can be fabricated with variable mechanical and environmental properties including high load bearing capacities,
hardness and abrasion-resistance, as well as elasticity, high-impact resistance, translucence, and resistance to oil, chemicals, ozone and radiation.
Some of our more widely recognized applications include:
Business machine components: rollers, platens, pads, subassemblies
Recreational products: wheels, footwear, balls, shock absorbers
Industrial products: rollers, bumpers, wheels, gears, belts
Conductive and antistatic urethanes: electrostatic dissipation applications, tribocharge management, gaskets