CAMX 2018 preview: Pacific Coast Composites
Appears in Print as: 'Composites materials distribution services'
Composites material distributor Pacific Coast Composites (PCC, Puyallup, WA, US) is emphasizing its new agreement to distribute products from Solvay Composite Materials (Alpharetta, GA, US).
Composites material distributor Pacific Coast Composites (PCC, Puyallup, WA, US) is emphasizing its new agreement to distribute products from Solvay Composite Materials (Alpharetta, GA, US). PCC is also prepared to discuss its expanded product line that now includes more than 6,000 products, like consumables, tooling materials and accessories. On display are film adhesives, prepreg materials, temperature monitors, honeycomb core and other products. Booth H70.
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