Quantum Composites launches first hybrid carbon fiber material

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 launches first hybrid carbon fiber material

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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.

More information:www.quantumcomposites.com

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