Quantum Composites has a new hybrid carbon-fiber/fiberglass compression molding compound for transportation, medical, sporting goods and industrial markets.
AMC-8590-12CFH is a cost-effective, lightweight and high-strength alternative to traditional fiberglass and metal applications, according to Quantum. It is supplied in a vinyl ester resin that provides fast cure in compression molding, says product manager Matt Douglas.
Quantum claims the new compound offers benefits of carbon fiber at a cost similar to high-performance fiberglass in a moldable compound.
“This new material — with its improved flexural and tensile moduli at a significant cost reduction — has created the opportunity for new thermoset applications,” states Quantum general manager Wisdom Dzotsi. It Is processable into complex parts that are strong, low density and fatigue resistant.
The new compound is part of Quantum's Engineered Structural Composite series that includes carbon and fiberglass reinforcements in epoxy, vinyl ester, polyester, phenolic, polyimide and other matrices. Quantum is a business unit of The Composites Group of Bay City, Mich.
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