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Founded in 1963, MK Plastics is a global leader in the production of corrosion resistant industrial and commercial blowers, fans, and ventilation systems. Patented in several countries, our products are AMCA Certified for Air and Sound Performance.
We offer the broadest and most complete line of quality industrial and commercial corrosion-resistant fans and blowers. Our innovative ventilation technologies are patented in several countries.

Lab Design, Part 1: Manifolding & Redundancy

Imagine a typical lab building, university, or pharmaceutical research facility. Years ago you'd have one dedicated fan per system—one hood to one fan. These systems used to be relatively simple in the concept of design. Let's say the lab space had around 40 fume hoods. The ductwork would run from the hood all the way to the roof. Each...
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Managing Perchloric Acid

Perchloric acid is a clear and odorless liquid that's stronger than sulfuric acid or nitric acid. It remains generally safe at room temperature at 70%-75% concentration. (Of course, it still needs to be housed and contained properly.) The real fun starts once you begin to heat it up.The basis of many laboratory experiments involves heating perchlor...
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Fiberglass is High Tech

When you think about composites, the first thing that probably comes to mind is fiberglass or carbon fiber. Composites are high tech products used in applications where strong, lightweight materials are needed. To get a glimpse of how composites like fiberglass are revolutionizing the way we live and work, look no further than Boeing. They put thei...
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How MK Plastics Became an Industry Leader

It's a very interesting story how MK Plastics became the company it is today. It's gone through a great deal of changes over the last half-century to become the leader in its field. It all began when my father had a separate company that primarily dealt with metal, HVAC, mechanical contracting, and manufacturing. A potential client called one afternoon asking if the company could do some PVC ductwork. My father, being a great entrepreneur and inventor said, "Sure. I can do that." He promptly turned to one of his junior engineers and asked, "What is PVC plastics and ductwork?" Nobody really knew the answer. It was on that day that my father decided to become an expert.

Jeff Kupferberg - How MK Plastics Became an Industry Leader

The road to becoming leaders in the thermoplastic industry began with us doing specialty equipment and ductwork primarily for laboratories. We specialized in hoods, ductwork, tanks, dilution, neutralization, and all forms of thermoplastic custom design. My father decided to spin off the part of the company that dealt with thermoplastics and give it a fitting new name: MK Plastics.

MK Plastics never focused on making off-the-shelf products. Instead, everything we made was always highly engineered. These were unique applications where the associated products were often not duplicable. My father realized that in order to be able to grow the company, he would need to create a product that could be duplicated. That's why we decided to develop catalog products such as neutralization tanks, dilution tanks, and chemical resistant products. From that point on, the company began to grow steadily.

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