Mito Material Solutions has launched its new 7,000 sq ft headquarters in Indianapolis. The company develops additives to enhance performance of composites and plastics, including its flagship graphene oxide-based additive E-GO.
At the new facility, Mito houses its staff offices, commercial-scale graphene functionalization and dispersion equipment, an R&D laboratory where the company can fabricate sample parts with its materials and an in-house analytical room for testing material properties. The R&D lab includes capabilities for hand layup, vacuum infusion and waterjet cutting with more equipment to come, and the testing room includes equipment to test a sample part’s flexure and tensile strength, interlaminar toughness, compression strength, as well as thermal, electrical and vibrational properties.
Mito Materials, led by husband and wife team Haley Keith and CTO Kevin Keith, began as a startup in 2015 based on nano-additive technology developed by Oklahoma State University and research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The company went through Heritage Group’s Accelerator program, and earlier this year raised $4.5 million in a funding round that closed in January 2022.
The move to Indiana brings the company closer to several of its partners and potential composites industry leaders.
Looking ahead, the company plans to move into new composites markets and is currently aiming to grow its team.