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Quantum Composites launches first hybrid carbon fiber material

News International-French

18 Feb 2014

Quantum Composites, a business unit of The Composites Group, introduces its first hybrid carbon fiber material, a cost-effective, lightweight and high-strength alternative for traditional fiberglass and metal applications in the automotive, heavy truck, medical, sporting goods and industrial markets.

Quantum Composites’ revolutionary hybrid carbon fiber has the power to open doors that were previously closed. This new material—with its improved flexural and tensile moduli at a significant cost reduction—has created the opportunity for new thermoset applications.

The hybrid carbon fiber material, AMC-8590-12CFH, is an Advanced Molding Compound that offers the performance benefits of carbon fiber at a cost similar to high-performance fiberglass. It is easily moldable, delivering parts that are high strength, low density, and resistant to fatigue.

To round out its value-added attributes, this innovative, hybrid compound can be customized to achieve specific application requirements and is suitable for fast cure compression molding to form complex parts in high-volume production.

AMC-8590-12CFH is part of Quantum’s AMC-8500 Engineered Structural Composite (ESC) series. Quantum’s ESC materials are available in a range of product offerings, including carbon or glass reinforcement in epoxy, vinyl ester and polyester, phenolic, BMI and polyimide resin matrices.

Photo Caption: Manufactured using Quantum Composites’ new hybrid carbon fiber material, this heavy truck part shows detailed rib structures and air flow surface. It is representative of the cost-effective, lightweight and high-strength applications available with AMC-8590-12CFH. A high-resolution image is available upon request.

About Quantum Composites:
Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Bay City, Mich., Quantum Composites develops and manufactures high-performance fiberglass and carbon fiber composite compounds. It is a business unit of The Composites Group, which is comprised of three longstanding entities within the thermoset composites industry—Quantum Composites, Premix and Hadlock Plastics. The Composites Group offers a comprehensive portfolio of thermoset composite compounds and parts along with forward-thinking research and development initiatives plus a successful history of delivering creative solutions for myriad applications throughout diverse markets.