“For every complex problem, there is a solution that is clear, simple, and wrong.” – H. L. Mencken The operation of a Micrex®/Microcreper™ is complex. I wish it were not that way. Success only came when we embraced the difficulty and committed to being technologists rather than machinery manufactures. The way Micrex deals with the […]
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The product development process starts with a trial, and at Micrex, every new product we develop also started this way. We’d like to share what we’ve learned about the trial process to help ensure that your next trial a success. (Updated May 2, 2022) Roll Goods Trials – Best Practices
In January 2020 I read a couple of books about the 1918 flu. Within a few weeks it became clear that for the time being these books remained the state of the art in virus mitigations and public health. In March as the state shut down business, we were notified by several customers that we […]
When Micrex technology was in its infancy in the 1960’s and 70’s, the company’s strategy was to outfit leading firms in the nonwovens, paper and packaged goods industries with small scale R&D equipment to foster product development. This strategy was pursued, and about ten lab-scale Micrex®/Microcrepers™ were sold. Following the machine sales, Micrex waited for these […]
About 1/3 of the Micrex®/Microcreper™ installations globally are producing healthcare related products. These range from wound care and medical devices to barrier products such as CSR wrap. Another area of application are substrates used to enhance the performance of the building envelope. Microcreping adds extensibility, and conformance – significantly improving the utility of the substrates used […]