Why Composites

Thermoset Composites are ideal solutions for the replacement of traditional engineering Thermoset-Composites-Attributes-Art-2014materials such as metal, ceramic, porcelain and engineering grade thermoplastics. Thermoset Composites offer the unique opportunity to consolidate parts, reduce weight, provide acoustical advantages and eliminate secondary operations while improving the end use performance and cost. Thermosetting materials such as BMC (Bulk Molding Compound) and SMC (Sheet Molding Compound) are injection, compression and transfer moldable.  They provide design freedom as well as a full range of properties, colors and finishes.

Various industries and marketplaces, like appliance, electrical, industrial, transportation and others are interested in the demanding core strengths of thermosetting materials and the high quality components that they bring. Thermoset composites are heat, chemical and corrosion resistant, lightweight structural and provide dielectric strengths that provide proven value added solutions.

Composites are superior design choice for many applications.  With their ability to be formed into any shape, dimensional stability, and high strength to weight ratios, composites are cost-effective substitutes for many higher-cost and higher maintenance materials.   The principal elements in a thermoset composite retain their unique identities as they do not soften or merge completely into each other while acting together to provide a multitude of benefits such as:

  • Lightweight
  • High strength
  • Chemical resistant
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Heat resistant
  • High strength-to-weight ratio
  • Directional strength – tailor mechanical properties
  • High impact strength
  • High electric strength (Electrical Insulation and Insulators)
  • Low to No smoke emissions
  • Radar transparent
  • Non-magnetic
  • Low maintenance
  • Long-term durability
  • Parts consolidation
  • Dimensional stability
  • Design Flexibility – Small to large part geometry
  • Customized surface finish