In 1959, the United Carbide Corporation produced carbon fiber with a modulus of 40GPa and a strength of 0.7GPa, which opened a new era of carbon fiber. With the continuous deepening of research, various specifications and models of carbon fibers have been developed, with a wide variety. In this article, I will talk about the types of carbon fiber.
According to different manufacturing materials, it can be divided into polyacrylonitrile -based carbon fiber, pitch-based carbon fiber and viscose-based carbon fiber. The vast majority are PAN-based carbon fibers. Among the 85 large-scale carbon fiber production companies in the world, there are 9 companies that use PAN as raw material to produce carbon fiber, including Japan’s Toray, Toho Tenax, and Mitsubishi Rayon, and the United States’ Zoltek, Hexel, and Sutec. , Aldira, SGL in Germany and Formosa Plastics in Taiwan.
PAN-based carbon fiber is divided into two types: small tow and large tow according to the size of the tow. Small tow refers to carbon fibers with fiber tows between 1-24K , which are mostly used in high-end technical fields; large tow carbon fiber refers to carbon fibers with a tow number of 48K and above, and its performance is low. As a general-purpose fiber, it is mainly used in civil and general industries.
According to the mechanical properties of carbon fiber and can be divided into general-purpose and high-performance. The strength of general-purpose carbon fiber is 1000MPa and the modulus is about 100GPa. High-performance carbon fiber is divided into high-strength type and high model . With the development of and industry, high-strength and high-elongation carbon fibers have also appeared, and their elongation is greater than 2%.
There are various types of carbon fibers and a wide range of applications, involving automobiles, high-speed rail, medical equipment, sporting goods and other fields. China Be-cu Prototype Material Technology Co., Ltd. relies on integrity and quality to survive, rely on scientific and technological innovation for development, and is highly competitive in the market. It can customize various carbon fiber products according to customers’ drawings.
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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%.