Description and benefits
Carbon fabrics and tapes are produced from carbon fiber and they are meant to be used as reinforcing filler in composites.
We manufacture our carbon fabrics from fibers of leading global producers such as TORAY (Japan), Formosa (Taiwan) and UMATEX (Russia). The most popular fabrics are always at depot, but we can also make a batch from any fiber available on the market to your order.
Carbon fiber has a specific strength of 8-17 times, and the modulus of elasticity is 5-13 times higher than steel, aluminum and titanium. The thermal expansion coefficient of carbon fiber is 15-20 times lower than that of steel and aluminum. The high thermal stability of carbon fibers allows them to be used as thermal insulation and thermal screens: up to 2000°C in an inert atmosphere, up to 450°C in the air. Carbon fiber has good corrosion resistance to gas and liquid media in comparison with steel.
CARBON TAPES have better mechanical characteristics than the fabrics in the direction along the fibers, due to the absence of kinks during weaving. Therefore, carbon tapes are suitable for power structures experiencing high loads in one direction, for example, for the wing spar of an airplane.
When choosing CARBON FABRICS, the following characteristics should be considered: Fiber type: mechanical characteristics of the fabric depend on it, such as strength and modulus of elasticity; Drapeability: important in the manufacture of parts with a complex shape; Mechanical characteristics: it is important to take into account the fiber type, as well as the direction and power of load on the part; Stability of the fabric: determines the uniformity of mechanical properties throughout the area and the convenience of working with the fabric.
Can be used as reinforcing filler in composites.
The reinforcement of structural systems of buildings and constructions.
A weftless reinforcing filler for increased crack- and impact-resistance.
Plain is the most stable fabric type, however it is worse at drapery and has low mechanical specifications.
Twill is the most popular fabric type. It has average stability, drapability and mechanical specifications.
Sateen is the best draped fabric type, it has the highest mechanical specifications, but is also the least stable of all types.
Fabrics with a layer of binder is designed for critical applications; they do not require the usage of an adhesive for temporary fixation.