Superior Technology for Unsurpassed Results
Fusion M™ sails are engineered as full-size membranes and are designed with a fully-integrated, custom, fiber network that
addresses sail loading equally in all directions rather than along primary load paths only. This fiber map is developed using
highly sophisticated finite element analysis (FEA), which recognizes the ever-changing nature of sail loads and the need for
The resulting fiber-network is complex and very dense, creating a structural system that supports the entire sail
because there is consistent stretch in all directions (referred to as "isotropic"). The Fusion M™ isotropic fiber matrix prevents
any one part of the sail from becoming overloaded or distorted.
The net result is a sail shape that lasts longer and is easy
to trim through a wide range of conditions because it changes evenly and uniformly.
Our two-step lamination process uses vacuum bagging to lock fibers
in place between film layers. Infrared heat is then applied and six-to-eight tons of pressure (12,000psi - 16,000psi) to thermo-set
the adhesives and produce a membrane four to five times stronger than other laminates. Top-layer, matte-finish films are coated with UV
inhibitors to insure protection, longevity, and performance.
Unlike single-step lamination and shaping methods used by other sailmakers, Quantum's sail panels are completely cured
before the shaping process begins. Fully-cured lamination eliminates the effects of shrinkage and guarantees repeatability.
Quantum's Fusion M™ sails have the best initial shape and the longest shape life of any racing sail built today, without
sacrificing the durability and reliability that is the fundamental performance requirement of a good racing sail.
Fusion M™ racing sails are built with varying types of fiber, providing a range of options for different size boats and
sailing requirements. All fibers are black in color for a clean, consistent appearance.As illustrated by the fiber selection chart, fiber
properties like initial modulus, tenacity, and UV resistance are key in determining the right fiber for your sail. Quantum's sailing pros
can help you make the right selection.
2014: The De-Shining Moment
Quantum's high-performance, Fusion M™ sails now feature matte film, a product innovation that not only delivers important benefits but also signifies the scientific evolution of our products and
defines their best virtues.
Complementing the sophisticated, technical look of the matte film is Quantum's conversion to ALL BLACK fiber for all membrane sails.
The beauty of Quantum's new matte film is more than skin deep:
- Greater UV resistance for longer sail life.
- Less shrinkage during lamination for increased control over sail shape.
- Reduced glare for less eyestrain and better visibility.
- Less visible micro-marring keeps your sails looking new.
- Smoother finish for easier sail handling.
- Distinct appearance signifies your investment in the best sails on the market.
Matte film is now standard on all Fusion M™ sails. Contact your Quantum Rep today.
Matte Film Brochure
"Quantum has invested more resources into sail R&D than any other company in the world. Backed by on-the-water validation of our sails, we can say unequivocally we
have the best shapes, the strongest, most lightweight and durable sails on the market. The new matte film on Quantum's Fusion M™ sails delivers important benefits
and signifies the scientific evolution of our products and defines their best virtues. With a matte surface you see nothing but the shape, nothing but the form."
- Ed Reynolds, President Quantum Sail Design Group