Research & Development Technology Center

An essential part of Midrex’s technology development activities is the company’s continuously expanding state-of-the-art technology center located near Midrex’s headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

Capabilities of the technology center and its labs include raw material evaluations, precise material characterization, determination of expected operating param¬eters, and both bench-scale and pilot-scale testing. This enables clients to assess the viability of their projects and gain increasing confidence as project development proceeds. Analytical equipment includes automated surface area and carbon and sulfur analyzers, ICP-OES (Inductively Coupled Plasma - Optical Emission Spectroscopy) and XRF/XRD (X-Ray Fluorescence/X-Ray Diffraction) instruments.

In addition, Midrex performs research and testing to support shaft furnace and rotary hearth furnace plants and help them overcome problems that may occur during operations.