GLOSSARY

Fusion-Fiber™

Proprietary high performance carbon fiber composite produced by replacing resin or epoxy and subsequent curing agents with long chain polymers. Fusion-Fiber’s™ properties eclipse those of conventional thermoset carbon fiber in terms of performance, strength, weight and recyclability. The future of wheels and beyond.

 

Transient Response

The response of a system to a change from equilibrium. In relation to Fusion-Fiber™, it is defined as the desired damping ratio (under, critically or over-damped) systematically incorporated/designed into specific products and models.

 

High Performance Polymer

Located at the top of the polymer pyramid, High Performance Polymers represent roughly 0.2% of all man-made polymers. Typically much more difficult to produce and based on complex monomers, High Performance Polymers are ideally suited to extreme and demanding environments.

 

Epoxy-impregnated carbon fiber

Commonly referred to as “pre-preg”. Indicates carbon fibers where epoxy is already present.

 

Polymer-impregnated carbon fiber

Another way to describe FusionFiber

 

 

Flash UV Welded

A method of instantaneous curing or adhering. Specifically used in high performance polymers.

 

Recyclable

To treat or process (used materials) so as to make suitable for reuse; to alter or adapt for new use without changing the essential form or nature of; to use again in the original form or with minimal alteration.

 

Carbon footprint

he total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused directly and indirectly by an individual, organization, event or product. It is the sum total of the emissions resulting from every stage of a product or service’s lifetime (material production, manufacturing, transportation, use phase, and end-of-life disposal).

 

Carbon fiber

About 5–10 micrometres in diameter and composed mostly of carbon atoms, carbon fibers have several advantages including high stiffness, high tensile strength, low weight, high chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance and low thermal expansion. These properties have made carbon fiber very popular in aerospace, civil engineering, military, and motorsports along with other competition sports.