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The Mackinac Technology Company
Profile last edited on: 12/19/19      CAGE: 4WPG7      UEI:

Business Identifier: Thin-film coating: highly transparent to visible light, but highly reflective to infrared heat energy
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Location Information

4380 40th Street SE Suite A
Kentwood, MI 49512
   (616) 591-2165
Location: Single
Congr. District: 02
County: Kent

Public Profile

Reported as having facilites in Desden, Germany, in Grand Rapids MI, in Rolling Fork MS and Kentwood, MI., The Mackinac Technology Company developed a transparent window insulation system for retrofit applications. The firm's technology supports achievement of a window insulation level comparable to that of walls. The product is low cost, but also - importantly - is usable as retrofit entirely reduces the need for window replacements. The product is not a film or a window itself, but rather a polymer pane that feels like durable plastic and bends to the touch. Applied to the interior of a window, the Mackinac product can be custom fit to any frame, with multi-pane units that can increase the insulation value. Mackinac’s low emissivity (low-e) polymer film technology uses amorphous diamond-like carbon materials, reflects infrared heat energy and is highly transparent to visible light. The product is tough, durable and can be produced at much lower costs than conventional low-e technologies. Funding has included a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy or ARPA-E that funds innovative technologies that display promise for both technical and commercial impact but are too early for private-sector investmen

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Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2014 2 DOT $898,897
Project Title: Transit Safety
2009 1 NSF $149,991
Project Title: Nano-sphere Modified Fibers for Super Insulating Window Coverings

Key People / Management

  John Slagter -- President

  Thomas Schgter

  Thomas Schuelke