CRYSTALGLASS™

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HISTORY MADE IN NEW ZEALAND

When it comes to glass, there’s no company in the world that knows it better than we do. We pioneered the production of uni-directional glass rods in the mid 2000’s, and we’ve been at the forefront of glass innovation ever since.

 

If, like us, you’re hooked on technology, then you’ll appreciate what’s in the Quartz DNA. You’ll value our commitment to specifying and sourcing the very best materials, the ongoing investment in design, and the relentless commitment to quality.

 

Quartz is synonymous with the highest quality, most premium glass blanks available. We’re shaping the glass of the future with our new CrystalGlass™ collection – giving you the lightest, liveliest, strongest glass rods on the market today – and uniquely Made in New Zealand.

A HISTORY OF QUARTZ

2018

2018

Gen II CrystalGlass™ – with a 12% increase in Modulus and Strength from our previous generation CrystalGlass™. Designs are continuously refined based on field test information and in-house laminate testing.

2017

2017

We introduced our proprietary CrystalGlass™ material – an extremely high grade uni-directional S-Glass with amazing clarity. CrystalGlass™ offers the highest strength and response-to-weight ratios of any glass rod on the market. Compared to S3 glass, ourCrystalGlass™ fibre has a specific modulus 4% higher than S3 glass fibre

2015

2015

Introduced new Super Low Resin System. A resin system 25% lighter than industry standard. Increased laminate Modulus and Strength by 13% over previous S-Glass laminate system.

2011

2011

We moved to an S-Glass material with a glass scrim. The move from E-Glass fibre to our new S-Glass system, saw a flexural modulus increase of 25% and a flexural strength increase of 21%.

2009

We moved to a Uni Direction E glass with a glass scrim, to improve cosmetic appearance, and allow blanks to be painted in any colour, including translucent finishes.

2007

2007

We introduced Uni-Directional E glass with a carbon Helical core employed on our carbon rods.

2003

2003

CTS introduced our first range of glass fly blanks. These were built on the commonly used woven E-Glass materials, widely used in fishing rod manufacture and still widely used in many glass fly rods today.