CAMX 2017 preview: IDI Composites
IDI Composites International (Noblesville, IN, US) is showcasing innovations from its Structural Thermoset Composites (STC) line of molding compounds.
IDI Composites International (Noblesville, IN, US) is showcasing innovations from its Structural Thermoset Composites (STC) line of molding compounds. The new materials were developed in IDI's 3i Composites Technology Center and show an even higher specific strength and specific stiffness than materials previously developed in this advanced line of thermoset materials. The 3i Composites Technology Center is the research and development division of IDI, created to meet demand from OEMs and molders for stronger, lower density and higher performing materials. Booth R18.
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