Carbon fibres are used primarily in composites; these are structures containing two or more components, in the case of fibre reinforced composites this is the fibre and a resin.
A composite containing two types of fibre, e.g. carbon and glass, is known as a hybrid composite structure. The origins of textile reinforced composites are linked to the development of glass fibres, which commenced in 1938 by the Owens Corning Fiberglass Corporation (USA).
Original large-scale applications included air filtration, thermal and electrical insulation and the reinforcement of plastics. As the technology of textile reinforced composites expanded, a growing demand from the aerospace industry for composite materials with superior properties emerged. In particular, materials with (1) higher specific strength, (2) higher specific moduli and (3) low density were required. Other desirable properties are good fatigue resistance and dimensional stability.
Carbon fibres were developed to meet this demand, Bluestar Fibres provide the precursor that allows the Carbon Fibre to be made. CFP (Carbon Fibre Precursor) is continuous filament acrylic tow made to precise specifications, for conversion into oxidised and carbonised fibres, for use in a broad range of aerospace, sporting goods and industrial applications including golf shafts, wind turbine blades, mobile phones, aircraft brakes, automotive, fire retardant clothing and other high strength products. The products have been developed specifically for this industry and combine the characteristics of low temperature oxidation and consistent quality.
In addition to the product range set out in the table our highly flexible production facility enables us to respond to individual customer needs in both experimental and commercial quantities.
|MS13||7 x 57k||50.0||1.25|
|MS14||4 x 80k||53.3||1.70|
|MS15||7 x 46k||53.3||1.67|
|MS17||5 x 80k||66.6||1.70|
|MS25HS||5 x 64k||71.0||2.20|