Haro-Lund - Revolutionizing Static Mixing Technology

Welcome to the Future of Static Mixers!

Today, Haro-Lund introduces a groundbreaking static mixing technology, offering better mixing, shorter nozzles, and cost efficiency.  By
utilizing die cutting equipment, manufacturing costs are reduced by an order of magnitude, the technology is scalable, and offers square
mixer performance in a round housing for inline mixing and disposable mixing nozzles. In addition the new technology opens up the
ability to use a wide variety of materials including metals.

Licensing Opportunity: We are actively seeking to license or sell this technology.

Key Advantages:

The Haro-Lund Static Mixing Technology:

Our mixing elements start out as flat strips with patterns of tabs cut into them.  The strips are then
formed into tubes with the pattern of tabs projecting into the interior of the tubes.  The tubes are then
inserted into housings or nozzles.  All or parts of the process can be done on high-speed die cutting type equipment.


By using die cutting equipment the cost of manufacturing can be dramatically lowered.

Download the Patent PDF file to see the technology:

Static Mixer Patent.pdf

Foam mixing test comparison:

Photo of an HL mixing element partially inserted into a nozxle.

We used a helical mixer and a Quadro square mixer against our HL mixer. The test used 2 lb. density urethane foam.


As can be seen from the pictures above, the 3-inch-long HL element makes better foam than the 5-inch-long helical element,
and the HL element works as well or better than a square mixer of the same length.

Disposable Static Mixers: A Maturing Industry  

The disposable static mixer industry is undergoing significant transformations, impacting adhesives manufacturers, distributors, and end-users
alike. Plastic injection tooling has played a crucial role in the large-scale production of small plastic helical static mixers, marking a pivotal
moment in the industry's evolution.

June 1, 2015 - Over the past 50 years, the helical static mixer has matured, with notable milestones in its development. The introduction of plastic
disposable static mixers in the early 1970s revolutionized the two-part adhesives industry. Subsequently, in 2000, Sulzer Chemtech Corp patented
the square mixer, further reshaping the landscape of static mixers.  

Industry Growth and Maturity
In the last 15 years, helical static mixers have entered a mature phase, marked by slowed sales growth and a commodification trend. The market
now faces challenges such as increased competition, downward price pressure, decreased margins, and squeezed distribution channels. As the
industry evolves, manufacturers and purchasers must adapt to these changes.

Increased Competition
New entrants, including manufacturers from China, are challenging the status quo. Successful strategies for U.S.-based entrants involve innovative
approaches such as value addition, lean operations, and leveraging e-commerce for sales. However, the market also faces issues of patent
infringement and fluctuating costs due to shipping and tariffs.  

E-Commerce Revolution
The convergence of static mixers becoming commodities and the rise of business-to-business e-commerce has transformed the buying landscape.
Industrial buyers now have easy access to information for benchmarking attributes, price comparisons, and extensive research. The industry must
adapt to this changing dynamic to remain competitive.

The Haro-Lund mixing technology is just what the industry is looking for
It can simultaneously lower the price of mixers, and increase profit margins.
 It's an opportunity to dramatically increase market share for disposable and inline mixing elements.

Licensing Opportunity:  

Haro-Lund is actively seeking licensing partnerships for its revolutionary static mixing technology.

For further exploration of this opportunity or additional information, please contact:  

Chris Haro
Phone: 209-607-1748