MPC Inline Skate Wheels: MPC's patented multi-layer wheel technology, called Mtech®, features what we call a “Soft Heart, Hard Body.” MPC's MTech® 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.
MPC’s core technology is thermoset castable polyurethane—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 Durethane®, offer OEMs significant benefits over other materials like neoprene, rubber, plastic, metal, and silicone. That’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.
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.
Some of our more widely recognized applications include:
MPC is pleased to provide patented solutions to industry leaders like Pitney Bowes Inc. and Xerox Corporation, as well as international manufacturers of high-end sporting goods like Reebok-CCM and major players in the automotive industry. If you’re looking for a high-performance, low-maintenance, cost-effective component for an innovative application, MPC can help you too.