Mike Hale is a scientific glassblower with extensive experience in designing and constructing specialized glass articles for laboratory and pilot plant facilities. He has more than 10 years of experience with Union Carbide and Dow Chemical. His operation includes a glass lathe, glass saw, annealing oven, multiple torches, and other equipment. Mr. Hale is supporting MATRIC projects, and is also available to assist other organizations that may need his capabilities.
The Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center (MATRIC) is a non-profit, contract research company that offers, among other things, pilot plant construction and operation as one of our core competencies. Building and operating a pilot plant is the natural step between bench top chemistry and commercial operation. It’s an opportunity to prove out the concept with conditions that closely match commercial operations, to study the impact of closing recycle streams, to collect scale-up data, etc.