TMAT Ltd is expecting £370,000 in sales next year based on predicted order volumes of a hybrid foam heavy machinery system it has developed in partnership with a major OEM customer.
Capable of withstanding temperatures of up to 120 degrees Celsius and mouldable into any shape or form, the polyurethane ‘cushion’ is designed to increase airflow in order to prevent heavy machinery such as tractors and excavators from superheating and, as a result, self-regulating and losing performance.
The hybrid foam will provide a much sought-after solution to cooling and insulation issues in heavy machinery and greatly increase the efficiency of those machines, meaning savings on fuel for agricultural or construction businesses that buy and operate them.
Jason Lippitt, Managing Director of TMAT, said: “Predicted sales of this product have gone through the roof since we’ve fully developed it.
“It’s little wonder, really, considering the foam’s cooling and insulation properties and flexibility in combination with its ability to withstand such high temperatures.
“Heavy machinery overheating too soon and reducing efficiency is a huge problem for OEMs and their customers alike, and we have created an excellent solution to it – the orders clearly reflect that.”
An OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) is used to refer to a company that acquires a product or component and reuses or incorporates it into a new product with its own brand name.
TMAT Ltd is a multi-national manufacturer of acoustic components for tractors and excavators whose customers include JCB and Volvo.