Power transformer: MIDEL natural ester-based transformer fluid (MIDEL eN) is now manufactured, sold and distributed in the United States. Alonso Castillo, MIDEL’s President for North America, commented “We are delighted to bring MIDEL eN to the United States. From today, transformer manufacturers and utilities have more choice when it comes to natural ester transformer fluids. MIDEL is entering the US market with thirty-five plus years of proven success across the globe, and we look forward to delivering transformer fluids that will make a real difference to the US market.” MIDEL eN and synthetic ester MIDEL 7131 are products of M&I Materials Ltd, a UK-based manufacturer. The company’s US operations are based in Atlanta, Georgia.
In the US, MIDEL eN is made in a partnering arrangement with Valtris Specialty Chemicals in its Walton Hills facility in Ohio. "Valtris is a perfect partner for us,” said Barry Menzies, MIDEL Product Director, “They are experts in processing vegetable oils and proven high performers in logistics and distribution. For our part, M&I Materials brings a deep understanding of ester based transformer fluid technology, manufacturing and use. MIDEL fluids are the ester transformer fluids of choice in the rest of the world, so introducing MIDEL eN to the United States is a natural evolution for the business.”
MIDEL will be exhibiting at the IEEE Transmission & Distribution conference in Dallas, Texas, 2-5 May 2016, at Stand 651.
MIDEL has been the leading brand of ester-based dielectric fluids since the 1970s, used by utilities and transformer manufacturers worldwide. MIDEL fluids are acknowledged for their excellent dielectric, fire safety and environmental protection properties. They can also significantly extend the life of electrical transformers. Synthetic and natural esters (vegetable oils) have been successfully used in new and retrofilled distribution and power transformers worldwide.
Valtris Specialty Chemicals, based in Independence, OH, is a leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals primarily used as additives in the production and processing of plastics. These chemicals impart critical attributes to plastics including resiliency, flame retardency and ease of processing. Valtris operates seven manufacturing facilities globally, of which five are within the US. The company holds a diverse customer base with longstanding relationships thanks to its reliability, quality and product innovation over its 50+ year history.
About M&I Materials Limited
M&I Materials Limited, an international manufacturing company with origins dating back to 1901, produces specialist materials for industry and science to customers located in more than sixty countries worldwide.