State-of-the-art, high-tech and indispensable in modern industry, carbon fiber is an innovative material with a wealth of applications.
Carbon fibers can be based on a high quality polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor, which is specifically engineered. PAN-based carbon fibers consist of 1,000 to 48,000 filaments, each with a diameter between 5 and 7 µm. Each filament has a micro graphite crystal structure. Together with resin, carbon fibers are usually manufactured into a composite. These carbon fiber components are light-weight and strong compared to parts made of metals (e.g. aluminum) or other fiber reinforced composites.
A combination of unique and useful properties make it an ideal material for a variety of processes and in a wealth of applications.
Mechanical Data and Dynamic Properties
Carbon fiber can be processed either dry or wet/with resin.
Dry processing as:
Wet processing/with resin:
Carbon fiber is ideally suited for highly loaded structural parts in aerospace, automotive, leisure and medical applications. It is also widely used in wind power generation, and in the energy and chemical industries.