Is Carbon Fiber the Right Choice for Your Manufacturing Project? Carbon Fiber Processing, Properties and Applications

Carbon fiber is made primarily from carbon atoms. It is also referred to as carbon graphite or graphite fiber.

Properties of Carbon Fiber

The properties of carbon fiber include:

  • High strength to weight ratio
  • Rigidity
  • Fire, corrosion and fatigue resistant
  • Electrically and thermally conductive
  • Self-lubricating
  • Low coefficient of thermal expansion

Some Carbon Fiber End-Products

  • Sporting goods – hockey sticks, golf clubs, tennis rackets, archery gear
  • Aerospace and automotive – vehicle bodies, seat frames
  • Medical – prosthetic limbs

Glenro and Carbon Fiber Processing

Glenro engineers support manufacturing with carbon fiber by offering services such as carbon fiber sizing and designing systems to dry finish coatings on carbon fiber tows. Glenro has been serving manufacturers for over 5 decades with its knowledge of industrial process heating. We can provide you with heating solutions and equipment to fulfill your manufacturing goals with carbon fiber. Consult our engineers to get started.