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Quantum Composites, a business unit of The Composites Group, recently introduced its first hybrid carbon fiber material, an alternative for traditional fiberglass and metal applications in the automotive, heavy truck, medical, sporting goods and industrial markets.

PlasticsToday Staff

February 19, 2014

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Quantum Composites launches first hybrid carbon fiber material

Quantum Composites, a business unit of The Composites Group, recently introduced its first hybrid carbon fiber material, an 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," said Wisdom Dzotsi, general manager, Quantum Composites. 

QuantumHybridCFMaterial_300dpi.jpegThe 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 fiberglass. The company says that it is easily moldable, delivering parts that are high strength, low density and resistant to fatigue. 

This 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.  

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