MIRALON® Technology in Use Today

  • Used as a specialty component to create conductive materials like composites, adhesives, and coatings. Dispersions are compatible with many polymers and elastomers.
  • Used to provide protection against electromagnetic interference (EMI) and offers electrostatic dissipation through several material formats - including sheet, tape, yarn, and dispersed products.
  • Used as an additive for cathodes and anodes to provide improved electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties that extend battery life, increase capacity, and improve safety of Lithium-Ion batteries used in vehicles and consumer devices.
  • Used as fire retardant and thermal barrier to protect underlying structures from heat and flame. Sheet and pulp formats used.

MIRALON® materials enable strong, lightweight, and environmentally resistant solutions - solving customers’ problems, even in the harshest conditions.

A payload going into space orbit needs to weigh as little as possible, but also needs its material components to be durable, and ideally, multifunctional. On the NASA Juno spacecraft, MIRALON® sheets were used to provide protection against electrostatic discharge (ESD) as the spacecraft made its way to Jupiter. The sheets replaced traditional metallic solutions which are typically bonded to the surface of the composites. MIRALON® sheets were incorporated as a layer directly onto the composite, making it an integral part of the spacecraft’s flight protection system.

MIRALON® Technology in Use Tomorrow

Replacement of Copper Cables in Aerospace

  • MIRALON® tape can be used as the grounding sheath and MIRALON® yarn can be used as the core conductor.
  • Eliminate corrosion issues, improve fatigue and reduce weight and chafe

Heaters for Electric Vehicles & Aviation

  • Leverage thermal properties to create lightweight, low power heaters for cabin heating or de-icing

Concrete Production

  • Used as an additive to improve abrasion resistance, add strength, and extend the lifetime of concrete, enabling roadways to last longer.

Composite Rebar

  • Used in the production of fiber reinforced plastic (FRP), and/or composite rebar material for concrete, it can lower weight, improve chemical and corrosion resistance, and reduce repair and maintenance costs compared with steel.

Huntsman’s Floating Catalyst Chemical Vapor Deposition process (FC-CVD) is a highly-efficient, near-zero waste process using Methane gas, a by-product of oil and gas production, to create two widely useful products from Methane feedstock – MIRALON® , a versatile structural carbon with almost unlimited industrial potential and another valuable by-product, Hydrogen.

Hydrogen, as a by-product of the MIRALON® FC-CVD manufacturing process, can be used as a fuel for sustainable transportation of goods and people, or as a raw material for the manufacture of other products.

Building Sustainable Partnerships

As Huntsman scales up production of MIRALON® materials, there is a strong need to build partnerships with key industry leaders to identify new applications in areas such as construction and transportation. Huntsman cannot drive the adoption of these new materials in isolation, therefore working together with academia, our government, and industry leaders is essential.

Huntsman recently joined the CarbonHub, a non-competitive partnership of industry, academia, institutes, and non-profit organizations with similar goals. Established by Rice University in Houston, Texas, the Carbon Hub aligns business performance with a commitment to environmental, social, and community stewardship. The group aims to accelerate energy transition to a reliable and sustainable generation of green energy through the responsible use of hydrocarbons as a feedstock for ubiquitous carbon materials.