Start M.I.P. Mega SolutionsM.I.P opens new facility in Moerdijk to produce tanks and silos with larger diameters
Our industrial customers increasingly ask for silos and tanks with a larger diameter. To respond to this growing demand, M.I.P. opens a new facility in Moerdijk (the Netherlands) for the production of composite tanks and silos up to a diameter of 9 meter. Starting from 2018, the facility will be able to produce storage systems up to a diameter of 15 meter and a height of 20 meter.
Growing interest in composite
Traditionally, tanks and silos are made of steel (stainless or black). However, steel is not suitable for all applications, as agressive liquids cause corrosion and rapid deterioration of the tank. Hygroscopic solids are sensitive to moisture caused by condensation, as steel has a high thermal conductivity. Composite material – a mixture of polyester resin reinforced with glass fibre – is extremely resistant to corrosive chemicals such as acids, bases and chlorides. Furthermore, as composites are thermal isolators, silos suffer much less from condensation problems.