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carbon fibre

n
(Chemistry) a black silky thread of pure carbon made by heating and stretching textile fibres and used because of its lightness and strength at high temperatures for reinforcing resins, ceramics, and metals, esp in turbine blades and for fishing rods
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Opening a new window, the core company of Teijins carbon fibers business, announced today that it will expand the capacity of a specialized polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor for carbon fiber in its Mishima Factory.
Woven layers, using a mix of aramid (Kevlar) and carbon fibers, have already long been in use on frames, forks and other bicycle components, but companies shy away from them because they can be difficult to process--it's difficult to get a smooth finish on an aramid layer, and the material also doesn't always bond well with the surrounding epoxy resin.
The different forms of carbon that have received attention are artificial graphites, glasslike carbon, carbon fibers (CFs) and carbon fibres mesh.
Commercially available high performance PAN based carbon fibers possess excellent tensile strength (3-7 GPa) and modulus (230-588 GPa), as well as good electrical (~[10.
is offering two new hybrid products that combine long glass and carbon fibers in a single affordable, ready-to-mold pellet in PP and engineered TPU matrices.
The composite is based on a reactive polyamide system and compatible carbon fibers.
In this application, we particularly exploit the corrosion resistance of our carbon fibers," adds SGL Carbon Fibers & Composite Materials Vice President of Sales & Marketing Peter Weber.
Carbon fibers are also used to manufacture fuel efficient automobiles, currently used in small production high performance automobiles, but moving towards large production series cars.
In addition to being home to Boeing's headquarters, the state of Washington also is the site of SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers LLC, a joint venture between BMW and SGL Group in Moses Lake, Wash.
SOFICAR), a subsidiary engaged in manufacturing and sales of carbon fibers in France, to make it into a wholly owned subsidiary.
Carbon fiber production from lignocelluloses has become more and more popular, because traditional manufacturing processes could convert lignocelluloses to high quality carbon fibers, meanwhile lignocelluloses is a kind of cheap and abundant materials.
Auto Business News-September 5, 2011--SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers to open new carbon fibre manufacturing plant in Moses Lake(C)1994-2011 ENPublishing - http://www.