Product and Market Applications
Nonwoven fabric for Air and Liquid filtration
Reinforcement applications of carbon fiber are the most common uses known to the public, used every day from golf clubs and hockey sticks to the aircraft a person walks onto to take a trip. The growing use of carbon fiber in fabric, building products, construction, industrial vessels and piping, as well as vehicle production increases the awareness and increasing preferences of the buying public for high tech quality products made from carbon fibers.
The mission of CFR is working with manufacturers who are developing specific markets where “reclaimed” carbon fibers will be preferred by its discounted price as well as its good use of 100% reclaimed industrial fibers.
The focus of structural reinforcement application development utilizing “reclaimed carbon fibers” include …
- Composite laminates
- Unidirectional tapes
- Industrial Process filtration
CFR is involved in ongoing efforts to advance the carbonization of reclaimed PAN fibers from 62% to the precise carbon content level and fiber form called for by manufacturers for their specific application (typically in the range of 93-99% carbon content).
Additionally, when CFR contracts for carbon fiber and forms in the 90-99% carbon content grades, CFR will match those material inventories to specific product applications and their structural reinforcement requirements.
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Converting Excess Post Industrial Carbon Fiber to New Product
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Guide to Reclaimed Carbon Fiber & Market Applications
Whether your company is currently utilizing virgin carbon fiber or you are considering converting your current product to incorporate the unique characteristics of this high tech fiber, you will be glad to discover the discounted pricing of these fibers as well as their retained virgin fiber properties. See more detail >>
Recycling Services Worldwide
If you are currently landfilling your excess and scrap carbon fiber materials, CFR offers a number of program options to divert those materials back into new product applications. CFR imports qualifying carbon fiber scrap from anywhere in the world for processing at several facilities in the United States. See more detail >>
Fiber & Forms
Carbon fibers currently available from CFR are primarily PAN ‘Pre-Ox” fibers at the 62% carbon content level, available in various cut lengths either from “reclaimed fibers” from preform materials from the aerospace industry, or precision cut length fibers from excess post-industrial tow. CFR is also processing the short fibers into various nonwoven, airlay, needled broadgoods to customer specifications including veils, fabrics, and mats/felts.
CFR developments in process include advancing carbonization of fibers to customer requirements, spinning to yarns, working with additional sources of tow, fabric selvage, and other scrap broadgoods in the 90-98% carbon content grades.
Additional developments on our map of product applications include unidirectional tapes, composite laminates, and thermoplastics utilizing reclaimed carbon fiber. See more detail >>