It is a very long and slender fiber, its diameter is only 0.005-0.010mm, and its main component is carbon atoms. In the microscopic world, carbon atoms are bonded to each other in a parallel state. This arrangement gives it an extremely powerful scale. When thousands of carbon fiber strands are intertwined, it becomes a yarn that can be spun into fabric. In this article, the editor will tell you about the production background of carbon fiber carbon fiber and what the raw materials are made of.
Carbon fiber was developed in the 1950s. In order to solve the high temperature problem of missiles, scientists used a lot of reinforcing materials, and finally found that carbon fiber was the most suitable. At that time, carbon fiber was carbonized with a large number of artificial heating filaments, and the efficiency was very low. The final utilization rate was only about 20%, and the performance could not be compared with the current materials. In the 1960s, carbon fiber monofilament with polyacrylonitrile as raw material was developed. This time the utilization rate reached 55%, and the performance was also better, which has made great progress. Now polyacrylonitrile is the main raw material for making carbon fiber, and 90% of carbon fiber is made of it. In the 1970s, pitch-based carbon fibers were extracted from petroleum, and the carbon content reached 85%. It has excellent flexural strength, but the strength is low. Later, viscose-based carbon fiber and phenolic-based carbon fiber were gradually invented, realizing diversified production.
Now, carbon fiber materials are used to manufacture aircraft, machine parts, racing cars, golf clubs, bicycles, fishing rods, and sailboat masts to meet the needs of light weight and high strength. China, the United States, Japan and Western Europe are all major carbon producers, and China’s carbon fiber business is booming.
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What Is Carbon Fiber?Carbon fiber is made of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) (or pitch, viscose) and other organic fibers by carbonization (removal of most elements except carbon) by pyrolysis method under inert gas at high temperature above 1,000 °C. Inorganic polymer fibers with a carbon content of more than 90%.