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Supercomp by Boston Materials

A Durable, Safe, and Unique Carbon Fiber Composite

Carbon Supercomp™ is the result of extensive research and development of a material that solves the performance limitations that hinder traditional 2D composites. This new 3D reinforced prepreg features enhanced interlaminar and Z-axis properties that deliver greater performance and functionality at a low switching cost.

Built to Integrate
Our innovative manufacturing approach starts with your choice of traditional carbon fiber fabric. A coating of milled carbon fibers is added to the fabric and vertically assembled. The resulting ply is incorporated with your preferred resin to form a prepreg with both 3D and interlaminar reinforcement. Carbon Supercomp™ is designed to plug-and-play with virtually all composite component manufacturing methods and can even integrate into existing designs and tooling.

To learn more about this technological advancement in composites, read our latest Carbon Supercomp Whitepaper.

Carbon Supercomp™ brings new design improvements and performance benefits to your demanding materials applications.

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Highly-Differentiated Performance

Durability with Stiffness

The addition of Z-axis milled fibers mechanically pins the layers of a composite together, drastically increasing the interlaminar fracture toughness and strength. This effectively distributes the multi-axial loads throughout material to increase toughness by 300% and strength by 35% without any detriment to stiffness, when compared to a similar carbon fiber material without Z-axis milled fiber reinforcement.
Enhanced Safety

A component made with Carbon Supercomp™ will noticeably deform before there is a drop-off in strength or fracture. This allows your end user to register a change in apparent stiffness of a composite component prior to catastrophic failure.

Unique Thermal Properties

The design of Carbon Supercomp™ increases the Z-axis thermal conductivity by 300%. This enables PAN-based carbon fiber composites to match the conductivity of costly pitch-based alternatives.

Unmatched Manufacturing Compatibility

Faster Time to Market

Our Applications Team will quickly integrate Carbon Supercomp™ into your established designs and production processes to decrease your technical risk and time to production. You can also leverage our R&D Team if you have a unique or sensitive application that requires a specialized solution.

Fabrics coated with Z-axis milled fibers

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Highly-Differentiated Performance

Durability with Stiffness

The addition of Z-axis milled fibers mechanically pins the layers of a composite together, drastically increasing the interlaminar fracture toughness and strength. This effectively distributes the multi-axial loads throughout material to increase toughness by 300% and strength by 35% without any detriment to stiffness, when compared to a similar carbon fiber material without Z-axis milled fiber reinforcement.

Enhanced Safety

A component made with Carbon Supercomp™ will noticeably deform before there is a drop-off in strength or fracture. This allows your end user to register a change in apparent stiffness of a composite component prior to catastrophic failure.

Unique Thermal Properties

The design of Carbon Supercomp™ increases the Z-axis thermal conductivity by 300%. This enables PAN-based carbon fiber composites to match the conductivity of costly pitch-based alternatives.

Unmatched Manufacturing Compatibility

Faster Time to Market

Our Applications Team will quickly integrate Carbon Supercomp™ into your established designs and production processes to decrease your technical risk and time to production. You can also leverage our R&D Team if you have a unique or sensitive application that requires a specialized solution.

Fabrics coated with Z-axis milled fibers

Design Your Solution for Next Generation Performance

Carbon Supercomp™ was designed with out-of-the-box compatibilities that benefit your product, applications, and production processes:

  • Compatible with all crimp and non-crimp fabrics
  • Works with existing layup methods, including automated tape laying and roll wrapping
  • Integrates into existing designs and tooling
  • Prepregs available with standard 250˚F and 350˚F cure epoxy resins (and others upon request)
  • Sizes up to 12-inch widths and up to 50-yard lengths (per roll)

Applications

Aerospace
Advances aircraft designs that are safer, tougher and more shock resistant.

Marine
Withstands weather and wear, even under rolling and irregular forces.

Oil and Gas
Provides a unique combination of compressive strength and wear resistance.

Pressure Vessels
Overcomes higher energy density requirements and increases manufacturing productivity.

Sporting Goods
Elevates application performance with designs that are safer and more durable.

Wind Energy
Enables super-sized wind turbine blades that increase energy density and profitability.

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