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IDI Composites International Acquires Jet Moulding Compounds


IDI Composites International (IDI) of Noblesville, Indiana USA announced today its acquisition of Jet Moulding Compounds, Inc. of Ajax, Ontario, Canada, a manufacturer of high-performance thermoset molding compounds. Jet’s compounds are used in a variety of markets, including electrical, automotive, military, and heavy equipment.

IDI Composites 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), Sheet Molding Compounds (SMC), and Structural Thermoset Composites (STC®) for the world's most demanding markets, including automotive/truck, aerospace, electrical, food service, alternative energy, and appliance.

BMC and SMC are ideal materials for applications where exceptional dielectric and structural properties, resistance to heat and corrosion, and ease of finishing are paramount. In electrical applications, for instance, thermoset composites provide exceptional dielectric and thermal properties for traditional switchgear, switches, and circuit breakers. In heavy truck applications, they dramatically enhance performance and longevity of internal valve covers and external structural panels.

Headquartered in a 200,000 square foot facility in Noblesville, IN, IDI Composites has substantial R&D resources, plus excellent chemical engineering, ISO-certified manufacturing, and comprehensive quality control. To support a growing customer base worldwide, the company operates multiple, wholly owned manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia, and The Americas.

This acquisition makes IDI Composites the largest supplier of high-performance thermoset molding compounds in the world, and greatly enhances the company's manufacturing output. The acquisition also means faster turnaround for IDI's expanding global customer base, due to the relatively short shelf life of thermoset products, and increases the company’s global customer base.

Commenting on the acquisition, IDI Vice President & General Manager Tom Flood said, "We are aggressively expanding our presence in the high-performance products market. This acquisition will speed that process, and will enhance our growing global customer base.”

Jet Moulding Compounds, Inc. will continue to operate as an independent entity of IDI Holdings, Inc. through 2011 in Ajax, Ontario. IDI will begin working with Jet Moulding Compounds immediately on a managed consolidation into their Noblesville, IN manufacturing facility.

About IDI Composites International
IDI Composites International (IDI) is the premier global custom formulator and manufacturer of thermoset molding compounds for channel partners and OEMs. The company provides customized polyester/vinylester-based bulk molding compounds (BMC), sheet molding compounds (SMC), and a new line of Structural Thermoset Composites (STC®) that are manufactured in both sheet and bulk formats for the most demanding applications in markets such as Military & Aerospace, Transportation, Safety, Medical, Electrical, Oil & Gas, Alternative Energy, and Marine. Click to learn more about Structural Thermoset Composites.

Headquartered in a 120,000 square foot manufacturing facility and research center in Noblesville, IN (USA), IDI has a strong presence in the international thermoset composites market. With more than 50 years of leadership experience, IDI works closely with customers to identify the optimal thermoset molding compound for each application. The company has substantial R&D resources, plus excellent chemical engineering, ISO-certified manufacturing, and comprehensive quality control.

IDI Composites International Acquires Jet Moulding Compounds