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About

Argonics is one of the country’s largest producers of wear-resistant polyurethane products, providing high-performance urethane solutions at its state-of-the-art production facilities in Gwinn, Michigan and Louisville, Colorado.

Whether you’re producing concrete, manufacturing aggregate products, processing grain or mining precious metal, Argonics has the solution for your hard-to-solve wear problems.

Argonics has built its reputation on providing cost-effective solutions for some of the most demanding applications.

Installation after installation, Argonics’ high performance polyurethane materials have proven effective, with easy installation, reduced maintenance costs and reduced downtimes. Argonics products save customers thousands of dollars in lost production and man-hours. Our success is measured by our customers’ satisfaction.

Argonics’ History

2017

2017

Argonics was recognized at the Lake Superior Community Partnership Plus One Recognition Breakfast/Annual Meeting as being a business in Marquette County that added at least one full-time position in 2016.

2015

Argonics partners with Van der Graaf to create the Brush Cleaner, a one-component conveyor drive.

2015

Argonics’ Public Works Products launches the Speedy Sleeve, making a bigger push into the municipal waterworks industry.

2013

After years of extensive testing, Argonics releases a completely redesigned impact bar, engineered to be 241% stronger than the previous design.

2009

2009

Argonics moves to a new location on the KI Sawyer Air Force Base in Gwinn, Michigan. The KI Sawyer Air Force Base was decommissioned by the Air Force in 1995 and is under redevelopment by the County. The new building expands operation from 40,000 square feet across five buildings to 72,000 square feet in one integrated facility.

2009

2009

Argonics is named one of Michigan’s 50 Companies to Watch.

2007

Argonics completes numerous improvements to its facility, from a complete revamp of its goo-dispensing machines, to the installation of a new, 66-foot hot table and waterjet cutting machine.

2007

2007

Argonics receives an award for Entrepreneurial Excellence, Operation Action U.P.

2006

Argonics sees a great opportunity to acquire the Kryptane formulas and trademark when Kryptane Systems comes up for sale. With Kryptane Systems’ ability to produce parts as small as 1 gram, this acquisition gives Argonics a wider range of product sizes that can be produced.

2004

2004

Argonics receives the Award of Excellence, Operation Action U.P.

1999

Argonics is honored to be a recipient of the Michigan Small Businesses of the Year award.

1997

Kryptonics’ success in the skate wheel industry diminished with the end of the roller blade era and Kryptonics was sold to Bravo Corp., with a small piece of the company retained and renamed Kryptane Systems. Kryptane Systems continues to manufacture industrial rollers, shocks and springs, and precision parts.

1997

Argonics begins selling its own conveyor belt cleaning system called the Eraser. Named because of the way it erases dirt from a conveyor belt, it begins the start of Argonics’ conveyor product line.

1996

Argonics starts the development of its line of replacement blades for other manufacturers’ conveyor belt cleaning systems.

1995

Argonics begins working with Original Equipment Manufacturers, working closely with their engineers to develop improvements to their products.

December 29, 1993

December 29, 1993

Argonics dispenses the first urethane from its new machine.

1993

1993

Kryptonics sells its mining and industrial division to Bob Flood, who moves the operation to Michigan and creates Argonics. This buyout includes some molds, machinery and general information, but the main purpose for the acquisition is the proprietary formulas for polyurethane. As customers of Kryptonics products, the owners of Argonics have first-hand experience with the high quality and extreme wear-resistant qualities of the unique urethane formula when compared to all other polyurethanes.

mid 70s

The skate wheel industry took off with the realization that the performance of polyurethane on roller skates was the best available technology and with that, Kryptonics evolved into the largest roller skate/blade wheel manufacturer in the world.

1960s

Kryptonics began as a urethane manufacturer for products in the mining industry, casting sheet stock. They were using urethane formulations marketed as Kryptane® and the name had become an industry standard for performance urethanes.

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