ROYAL OAK – Keith Brophy, state director of the Michigan Small Business Development Center, kicks off his new segment on M2 TechCast interviews John Slagter, President of The Mackinac Technology Company of Grand Rapids, whose company has developed a new product that would attach to windows to reduce heat loss in the winter and air conditioning expenses in the summer. The result is an insulation value equal to a wall.

The Mackinac Technology Company has won several grants, including a $50,000 grant from MISBDC that allowed the company to do a proof of concept. Then DTE Energy gave the company a $125,000 grant to scale that proof of concept further. What this product does is stop the electro magnetic energy from flowing through the window, giving it R-10, versus the normal value of R-1 or so. The product should be on the market within two years.

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