Structural Compound suits transportation/industrial applications.
June 25, 2012 -
Experiencing little or no degradation in extreme hot and cold temperatures, Structural Thermoset 2350 is hybrid polyester/urethane-based sheet molding compound (SMC) with notched izod impact strength of 40-60 ft-lb/in. Fiber-reinforced composite material has tensile strength of 25-35,000 psi and specific gravity of 1.75-2.00 g/cm³. Uses include protective barriers in transportation, housings for medical devices, safety helmets, and other protective products for government and industry.
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IDI Composites International
407 S. 7th Street
Noblesville, IN, 46060
IDI Composites Announces a New Structural Composite for Transportation and Industrial Applications
NOBLESVILLE, IN (USA) - IDI Composites International, the premier global formulator of thermoset composites, introduces Structural Thermoset 2350 sheet molding compound (SMC) as part of its new line of high performance composites, called Structural Thermoset Compounds, for applications in transportation, industrial, and military.
Structural Thermoset 2350 is a hybrid polyester/urethane-based SMC with extraordinarily high-impact strength. Key applications for this fiber reinforced composite material include protective barriers in transportation, housings for medical devices, safety helmets, and other protective products for government and industry.
IDI's new line of Structural Thermoset Compounds builds on the most popular properties of IDI's standard thermosets, such as durability and corrosion resistance, with exceptionally light weight and superior tensile strength. In addition, these structural thermosets experience little or no degradation in extreme hot and cold temperatures, making them ideal for the most physically demanding industrial and outdoor environments.
Structural Thermoset Compounds consist of a hybrid chemistry (polyester, vinyl ester, polyurethane, and epoxy) that combines the best properties of the subject chemistries to create unique, enhanced properties. Reinforcement materials are either glass fiber or carbon fiber, depending on the application. This new technology gives the product line its exceptional strength relative to its weight. As a result, IDI's Structural Thermoset Compounds are substantially superior to standard thermoset products, as well as metals and thermoplastics.
Learn more about IDI's new line of Structural Thermoset Compounds at www.idicomposites.com/products/structural-thermoset-compounds.
About IDI Composites International: IDI Composites International is the premier global formulator and manufacturer of thermoset molding compounds for custom molders and OEMs. The company provides customized polyester/vinylester-based bulk molding compounds (BMC) and sheet molding compounds (SMC) for the world's most demanding markets, including military, transportation, industrial, automotive, electrical, appliance, food service, and energy.
Headquartered in a 200,000 square foot manufacturing facility and research center in Noblesville, IN (USA), IDI has a strong presence in the international thermoset composites market. To support a growing customer base world-wide, the company operates multiple wholly-owned manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia, and The Americas.
IDI Composites International is a Registered Trademark of IDI Composites International.