Markets - Construction, Kitchen & Bath
Windows and Doors Need the Strength and Aesthetics of Thermoset Composites
In construction markets, materials must be sturdy, yet aesthetically appealing. Designing and molding your next components from cost-effective thermoset composites such as sheet molding compounds (SMC), bulk molding compounds (BMC), and new lines of high performance composites (Ultrium, Fortium, Flamevex and Alluralite) that are manufactured for the most demanding applications will save time and money. Some applications that have converted to thermoset materials include:
- Door skins
- Window panels
Besides maintaining critical physical properties under exposure to stressful conditions, thermoset composites for construction must maintain an attractive appearance over time. For example, a bright white window frame must maintain its color and gloss when exposed to natural elements, drastic temperatures, and harmful cleaning supplies. Thermoset composite materials provide dimensional control, stain and corrosion resistance, and are more cost-effective than competing materials.