MILEX™ with Patented
"Thermal Puff" Technology
Quite simply, MILEX™ is made from a special type of domestically grown Sorghum Vulgare, or more commonly referred to as, "Milo". The process begins when our farmer-growers deliver naturally non-GMO, gluten-free sorghum seeds, or "berries", to our processing mill in Tulia, Texas.
These tiny sorghum berries then go through our patented manufacturing process where they are passed through state-of-the-art equipment that removes the outer shell of each berry layer by layer. Once the berries have been refined, they are then formed into a resin that is extruded at high-speed, and with more than 3000 psi which creates our amazing "Thermal Puffs" which we call MILEX™.
WHY USE SORGHUM?
Sorghum makes the perfect insulation because it expands naturally without the use of expensive, toxic, petroleum polymers, making it completely safe, better and far less expensive than other expandable materials.
It also has a much lower carbon footprint than other grains due to sorghum's drought tolerance properties and is recognized as one of the most efficient crops in converting solar energy and water use.
Through our exclusive processing technique, the sorghum resin used to make MILEX™ becomes extremely low in all sugars rendering it a "non-food" source. Which means pest, or other insects, are naturally not attracted to it. In addition, we use natural occurring Boric Powder during our curing process which makes MILEX™ flame retardant and provides additional insect and rodent repellent.
THERMAL PUFF TECHNOLOGY
MILEX™ "Thermal Puffs" are the secret to it's outstanding thermal resistance properties. Each puff contains thousands of tiny air pockets that create an amazing thermal blanket. And since MILEX™ has virtually zero shrinkage, those tiny air pockets remain intact which allows MILEX™ to retain maximum insulation value over a lifetime. It's all in the "PUFF"!