Questions about Thermoset Composites?

STC®

Structural Thermoset Composites
Structural thermosets are high-performance composites that are distinguished from standard compounds by the use of more specialized resins both liquid and solid (vinylester, epoxy, benzoxazine, etc.) combined with higher levels of reinforcement (glass, carbon, natural, etc.).

SMC

Sheet Molding Compounds
SMC is a combination of long chopped glass strands, mineral fillers and liquid thermosetting resin in the form of a malleable sheet material. Processing of SMC of is typically done by compression or injection molding.

BMC

Bulk Molding Compounds
BMC is a combination of short chopped glass strands, mineral fillers and liquid thermosetting resin in the form of a bulk material. BMC is suitable for either compression or injection molding.

Performance Advantages Of IDI Materials


Low Density Thermoset Composites & Compounds

IDI Composite International's Thermoset compounds can be formulated to achieve low density offering significantly strong materials with comparatively very little physical weight. Our material's low density characteristics can also be combined with many of our other product's performance attributes.

All of our STC® Structural Thermoset Composites and SMC & BMC thermoset molding compounds are custom formulated, and are a collaborative result of your performance criteria.



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High Strength Thermoset Composites & Compounds

IDI Composites International's High Strength Thermoset Composites take thermoset molding compounds to the next level of strength. By formulating the product with high levels of reinforcement these products are exceptionally strong, and can exhibit better strength-to-weight ratios than most metals for high-performance composites molding.

All of our STC® Structural Thermoset Composites and SMC & BMC thermoset molding compounds are custom formulated, and are a collaborative result of your performance criteria.


Low Shrink Thermoset Composites & Compounds

IDI Composites International offers a line of low shrink thermoset composites that provide dimensional stability in both ambient and high heat environments. Our low shrink compounds exhibit a zero or near zero shrink characteristic and are ideal for projects for applications requiring very tight tolerances. Furthermore, these materials do not expand in high temperature or moist environments making them suitable for use in industrial, automotive and marine applications.

All of our STC® Structural Thermoset Composites and SMC & BMC thermoset molding compounds are custom formulated, and are a collaborative result of your performance criteria.


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Dimensionally Stable Thermoset Composites & Compounds

Thermoset Composite materials generally exhibit superior dimensional stability when subjected to various stresses, be it thermal or mechanical. The creep resistance and stiffness of the materials make them an excellent choice where reliability under adverse conditions is important.

All of our STC® Structural Thermoset Composites and SMC & BMC thermoset molding compounds are custom formulated, and are a collaborative result of your performance criteria.



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Paintable Thermoset Composites & Compounds

Unlike some metals and thermoplastics, IDI Composites International offers Thermoset Composite solutions with paintable surfaces, well suited for painting or powder coating to achieve up to a 30-year operational life. These Thermoset materials provide an excellent surface to accept a paint finish on the molded part to maximize adhesion and minimize chipping or peeling.

All of our STC® Structural Thermoset Composites and SMC & BMC thermoset molding compounds are custom formulated, and are a collaborative result of your performance criteria.



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UV Stable & Colorfast Composites & Compounds

IDI offers a line of UV Stable and Colorfast Thermoset Composites that resist UV deterioration and can withstand extended exposure to sun and moisture in addition to their other superior material properties. This line is ideal for outdoor use where appearance of the material is important and long hours in the sun and natural elements would break down other materials.

All of our STC® Structural Thermoset Composites and SMC & BMC thermoset molding compounds are custom formulated, and are a collaborative result of your performance criteria.



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Low Smoke & Flame Spread Composites & Compounds

This category of materials provides low smoke generation and flame spread index as characterized by ASTM methods D162, D662 and E84. These low smoke generation and flame spread properties make these materials suitable for the building and construction industry as well as transportation applications that require a high degree of safety.

All of our STC® Structural Thermoset Composites and SMC & BMC thermoset molding compounds are custom formulated, and are a collaborative result of your performance criteria.



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Corrosion Resistant Composites & Compounds

The corrosion resistance properties of this class of materials make them particularly well suited for tough industrial applications. These materials typically consist of vinylester thermoset resin, which is widely recognized for its superior strength and toughness.

All of our STC® Structural Thermoset Composites and SMC & BMC thermoset molding compounds are custom formulated, and are a collaborative result of your performance criteria.



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Dielectric (UL Rated) & Flame Resistant Composites & Compounds

This class of materials is widely recognized for their outstanding electrical insulative properties. These particular materials can be found in consumer and industrial circuit breakers and switch gear and also possess outstanding flame resistant properties. Many of these materials possess a yellow card in our UL file and have flame ratings from HB to 5VA in various thicknesses.

All of our STC® Structural Thermoset Composites and SMC & BMC thermoset molding compounds are custom formulated, and are a collaborative result of your performance criteria.



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