In 1952, friends combined their passions for model airplanes to develop a thriving business dedicated to providing high quality products to enthusiasts around the world. More than 50 years later, Midwest's product line and distribution have grown and changed, but its passion for quality has remained steadfast. Today, Midwest Products is a leading supplier worldwide of quality raw materials, accessories and kits to distributors and retailers. People use our products for leisure, educational and professional pursuits, from model airplanes and boats to architectural and educational projects. We are proud that our products enrich the lives of literally hundreds of thousands of people around the world everyday. Lighter than aluminum, yet stronger than steel, Carbon Fiber is perfect for construction that requires great strength without excess weight. Its specific strength and elastic modulus are actually higher than carbon steel, yet it is 40% lighter than aluminum. It is widely used in the construction of Electric Park Flyers and "Foamiest", as well as helicopters and R/C cars and can be used in science projects to make composite structures. Carbon Fiber Strips are pultruded carbon fiber into rectangular shapes in an epoxy resin system. May be used anywhere structural support is needed.