Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods Industry

Consumer goods are products purchased and used by individuals rather than manufacturers or businesses. The vast consumer goods sector includes foods and drinks, automobiles, toys, electronics, and packaged goods.

While consumer products vary widely, they all have one thing in common — they must be durable and aesthetically pleasing. Thermoset composite materials have multiple applications across the consumer goods sector. Atlas Fibre can create custom thermoset composite shapes and components for use in consumer goods. We work with our customers to reduce project complexity and manage costs.

Benefits of Composite Materials for Consumer Products

Consumer goods must perform well under various conditions. Using composite materials offers multiple benefits for consumer products:

  • Reduced cost: Composite materials often cost less than other options, such as metal or wood, due to their reduced weight. Consumer product manufacturers can spend fewer resources on composites, allocating their budget elsewhere.
  • Increased strength: For their weight, composites are very strong. That characteristic makes them ideal for use in applications that see significant wear and tear, such as children’s toys, bicycles, automobiles, and electronics.
  • Light weight: Thermoset composite materials are lightweight and beneficial in many ways. The reduced weight helps to keep the cost of the materials down and makes transporting and using products made from composites easier.
  • Aesthetic appeal: Composite materials are available in various colors and finishes, allowing you to create attractive consumer goods. Aesthetic appeal is particularly beneficial for home design and decor products.
  • Tactile Feel: Composites have a hand feel superior to traditional plastics and are capable of holding sharper edges. This is suitable for high-grip applications such as diamond grip knife scales or handgun grips.
  • Durability: With their ability to resist fatigue, avoid corrosion, and tolerate temperature extremes, composite materials are extremely durable. This property makes them a long-lasting choice for many types of consumer products
  • Flexibility: Atlas Fibre works with each customer individually, creating custom-designed and precision-fabricated components. We’ll help you design the best parts and components for your company’s products.

Composites Used in Consumer Products

Composites have many applications in the consumer goods sector. A few of the products that can benefit from the use of thermoset composites include:

  • Bicycles
  • Children’s toys
  • Home decor objects
  • Outdoor equipment
  • Recreational equipment
  • Automobiles
  • Consumer electronics
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Dishes
  • Knife Scales
  • Handgun Grips
  • Suitcases
  • Gadgets

Custom Composites and Carbon Fiber for Consumer Goods

Atlas Fibre is the primary supplier of thermoset composites to the consumer goods sector. We have the largest selection of in-stock materials available in North America, including more than $8 million of inventory in our 120,000-square-foot warehouse in Illinois. We also partner with facilities in India and Massachusetts with an additional $4 million worth of raw materials.

Our thermoset materials include phenolic, glass melamine, and glass epoxy. We have tubes, rods, and precision blanks in our stock material inventory.

We aim to be a resource center for the consumer goods industry. We’ll work with your company to create custom-fabricated parts and components. We can help you choose the right material and provide value-added services beyond finished parts.

Learn More About Composite Materials for Consumer Products

Keep costs down while producing high-quality, durable consumer products with the right thermoset composite materials. Contact us for a quote and to learn more about our process and services.

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