Carbon Fiber Molding Compound offers weight, performance benefits.

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Designed to replace steel, aluminum, and range of traditional composites in high-volume automotive applications, AMC-8590-50 Carbon Reinforced Advanced Molding Compound (AMC®) helps develop lighter weight structural and semi-structural solutions. Compound utilizes high tow 50K carbon fiber reinforcement and is available in 12, 25, or 50 mm chopped lengths as well as continuous fibers (unidirectional and woven). Various resin matrices are available.



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New Carbon Fiber Molding Compound Offers Superior Cost, Weight and Performance Advantages



Bay City, Michigan – Quantum Composites introduces AMC-8590-50, a Carbon Reinforced Advanced Molding Compound (AMC®) for high volume automotive applications. Designed to replace steel, aluminum and many traditional composites, AMC-8590-50 delivers the cost, weight and performance targets needed by the automotive Engineer to develop lighter weight structural and semi-structural solutions for better fuel effi ciency.



AMC-8590-50 utilizes high tow 50K carbon fiber reinforcement and is the latest innovation in Quantum’s lightweighting compression molding family of compounds ideally suited for structural and semi structural applications. “We are excited about this new product innovation and are confi dent that it will deliver value throughout the supply chain. Our team here at Quantum Composites will continue to innovate and expand its material solutions, design and engineering capabilities in order to provide our customers the enabling technologies to be successful” comments Wisdom Dzotsi General Manager, Quantum Composites, Inc.



Quantum’s carbon fiber reinforced Advanced Molding Compounds now include a low fi lament tow count of 3K, mid-range offerings of 12K and 24K, and a high tow count of 50K. Compounds with these carbon fiber reinforcements are available in various chopped lengths (12, 25, 50 mm) as well as in continuous fibers (unidirectional & woven). AMC continuous fiber versions can be co-molded with AMC chopped fiber compounds for local reinforcement or as stand-alone material solutions.



AMC carbon fiber materials are available in various resin matrices such as Vinyl Ester AMC-8500 & AMC-8500HT High Temp series, Epoxy Lytex® 4100 series, Phenolic AMC-2500 series, and Bismaleimide (BMI) HTC-9500 series.



For further information, please contact Matt Douglas at 989.922.3863 ext. 108 and fi nd out how Quantum Composites, Inc. can help solve your design challenges or visit the web site at www.quantumcomposites.com.



The Composites Group includes: Premix, Inc. of North Kingsville, Ohio, the largest North American developer, formulator, and manufacturer of thermoset compounds and custom-molded components; Hadlock Plastics of Geneva, Ohio, which offers multiple molding technologies as well as precision machining, complete fi nishing and complex assembly; and Quantum Composites of Bay City, Michigan, which specializes in developing, formulating and manufacturing high-performance Engineered Structural Composites (ESC®). The Composites Group corporate offi ce is located in North Kingsville, Ohio. More information is available at 440.224.1209 or www.thecompositesgroup.com.

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