Magna Exteriors and Interiors, an operating unit of automotive parts supplier Magna International Inc, is a global supplier of automotive exterior and interior systems, including Class A composite panels. It also manufactures sheet moulding compound (SMC) material, EpicBlendSMC™, in multiple formulations.

The new carbon fibre SMC material will combine Zoltek’s Panex®35 carbon fibre with Magna’s EpicBlendSMC SMC formulations and production expertise. The product will be branded EpicBlendSMC EB CFS-Z.

The new carbon fibre SMC material will enable Magna to offer an expanded range of lightweight parts and sub-systems for automotive, commercial truck and other markets.

Magna Exteriors and Interiors will also be able to sell the SMC directly to moulders.

We regard our partnership with Magna as a very important step forward in speeding the development of low-cost, high-performance carbon fibre materials that will enable auto makers to produce new generations of safe, comfortable and yet extraordinarily fuel efficient vehicles.
Zsolt Rumy, Chairman and CEO, Zoltek

“We have long regarded the automotive industry as the largest potential user of low-cost, high-performance carbon fibres, and it is a vital part of our strategy as the largest producer of these fibre to work closely with leading suppliers to the automotive industry of parts and sub-systems,” says Zsolt Rumy, Zoltek Chairman and CEO.