Carbon fibre composite

Acronym and details:   A composite material made woven carbon fibres in a plastic resin.

Group:   thermoset

Developed:   1963

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Manufacturing process:  resin transfer moulding or compression moulding

Cost:   high

Colour:   any colour, often showing the black carbon weave

Transparency:   opaque

Rigidity:   rigid

Feel:   hard

Smell:   none


Typical uses:   applications that require lightness in weight, high strength, and controlled stiffness such as vehicle bodywork and sports equipment.

Degradation:   relatively stable