Carbon / Graphite fibers are used in complex 2-D and 3-D shapes which are lightweight, durable, and strong.
Carbon / Graphite fiber is a high tensile fiber that is made by heating rayon, polyacrylonitrile fibers, or petroleum residues to appropriate temperatures. They are typically over 90% carburized.
At Bally Ribbon Mills we have woven Carbon / Graphite fibers into highly complex, engineered 2-D and 3-D shapes that have proven use in aerospace composite fabrics, sporting goods and racing auto frames used to form structural and weight-bearing components. The resulting structures are lightweight, very strong, highly resistant to corrosion, and have proven to be stealthy by their virtue of absorbing, rather than reflecting, radar signals.
Carbon / Graphite fiber properties include:
- High tenacity
- Abrasion resistant
- Flame and heat resistant
- Controlled elongation
- Chemical resistant (in specific environments)
- Dimensional stability and strength
- Reduced weight and size