IDI Composites Offers Low Toxicity, Low Smoke Composite for Global Rapid Transit Market

September 19, 2008

NOBLESVILLE, INDIANA (USA)- IDI Composites International, the premier global formulator and manufacturer of thermoset molding compounds, offers 46-16-60, a lowtoxicity, low-smoke, and low-flammability
sheet molding compound (SMC) that meets the most stringent standards of the Rapid Transit industry. The lightweight material offers superior electrical insulation and heat resistance, allowing it to withstand prolonged exposure to the elevated temperatures and high voltage common in electrical applications in the global Rapid Transit market. Common uses include third rail electrical applications in rapid transit, suburban commuter, and light rail systems.

Thermoset materials, such as IDI Composites 46-16-60 SMC, have Comparative Tracking Index (CTI) values exceeding 600 volts and dielectric strengths in excess of 15 kv/mm. The material also offers high impact strength and the ability to withstand extreme weather conditions.

Common applications for IDI Composites 46-16-60 SMC include third rail insulators and canopies, stand-off insulators, contactors, and traction motor brush holders.

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 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.

407 South 7th Street
Noblesville, IN 46061
Tel: 317-773-1766
Fax: 317-773-3877

For more information, contact:
Joni Littleton,
Program Manager
360 Merrimack Street, Bldg. 5, 3rd Floor
Lawrence, MA 01843 USA
TEL: +1 978-794-5441;
FAX: +1 978-688-8418

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