Fabric is an ideal showcase for the combined performance properties and sleek cosmetics of carbon fiber. But the advantages of carbon fiber apply to unique applications beyond the scope of broad lengths of fabric.

This carbon reinforcement category includes First Quality Carbon Fiber Tapes, Tow, and Biaxial Sleeve. They are primarily chosen for selective reinforcement and wrapping applications that may call for smaller coverage areas, localized reinforcement, or even unique shape, like tubing.

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  • Carbon Fiber Tapes

    Wrap for Strength, Make Easy Carbon Repairs
    4.3 star rating
    Carbon fiber tape is ideal for selective reinforcement of carbon fiber fabrications, sleeve winding, lap joining,...
  • 24K Carbon Tow

    Add Directional Reinforcement with High Strength
    5 star rating
    Carbon Fiber Tow is the thread used to weave carbon fiber fabrics. As a standalone product, it can be used to make...
  • Braided Carbon Fiber Biaxial Sleeves

    For Precise, Repeatable, High-Strength Parts
    4.7 star rating
    These braided carbon biaxial sleeves feature the desirable cosmetics of a 2x2 twill pattern. They can be slid over...
  • 1/4" Chopped Graphite Fibers

    Localize Strength for High-Performance Parts
    5 star rating
    Our chopped carbon fiber is commonly compounded with resins to create an easily molded composite material that is...
  • Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Sleeves

    For Tapered, Curved, or Irregular Shaped High-Strength Parts
    Our Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Sleeves are ideal for tapered, curved or other irregular shapes and feature ultimate...

These carbon fiber selections are made to be used with resin and offer the same great strength-for-low-weight ratios as their fabric counterparts. To fully realize strength properties of carbon, we recommend using these selections with an epoxy resin, like our System #2000 Epoxy.

  • Carbon Tapes--Perfect for winding applications, lap joining, and repairing cracked carbon surfaces; feature 3K plain weave cosmetics; finished edges; must be used with a resin, they feature no adhesive.
  • Carbon Tow--Add directional reinforcement to fiberglass, Kevlar®, and carbon parts; use with filament winder or #1171-A Air Driven Chopper Gun.
  • Carbon Sleeve--Conform to shapes with changing geometries; slide over a mandrel or cylinder; makes the way for repeatable, precise parts.<.li>
  • Chopped Graphite--Reinforce parts requiring optimized electrical conductivity, high strength, and modulus; recommended for use with epoxy or vinyl ester resin.

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