Carbon fiber is a strong, lightweight, and stiff material that is made from thin, strong crystalline filaments of carbon. It is made by heating and stretching strands of carbon until they become long, thin fibers, which are then woven or braided together to form a fabric. Carbon fiber materials are known for their high strength and low weight, and they are often used in a variety of applications where these properties are important, such as in the aerospace, marine, and automotive industries, as well as in sporting goods and other consumer products.

Carbon fiber can be used in many forms, including woven fabrics, braids, and unidirectional sheets. They are commonly combined with resins or metals to create composite materials that have even more desirable properties. Carbon fiber products are often used as a substitute for steel or other traditional materials to reduce weight and improve the performance of a structure or product.

Fibre Glast Developments offers a wide selection of carbon fiber reinforcements, including fabric, sleeves, tow, and tape. We take great measure to ensure that all products we handle are First Quality and manufactured to the highest standards for maximized strength and perfect cosmetics. No matter what carbon fiber product you select, it should always be used with the appropriate resin system. To maximize strength properties for your carbon part, we suggest you use an epoxy resin like the Fibre Glast System 2000. When combined, they will produce high quality, stiff, reinforced parts.

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  • IM Unidirectional Carbon Fabric (4.3 oz)

    Increased Stiffness for Impressive Low Weight
    5 star rating
    This is a non-woven unidirectional fabric. Consequently, there is no crimping of the fibers and only minimal binder...
  • Prepreg Unidirectional Carbon Fabric (4.3 oz)

    Increased Stiffness with an Integrated Resin System
    5 star rating
    This unidirectional is non-woven, so there is no crimping of the fibers and less than 3% of polyester binder is used...
  • Unidirectional Carbon Fabric (9.0 oz)

    No Crimp Fibers for High One-Direction Strength
    This unidirectional fabric is non-woven. Consequently, there is no crimping of the fibers and only minimal binder is...
  • Unidirectional Carbon Fabric (22.3 oz)

    Extra Thick Carbon for Extreme Strength
    This unique unidirectional fabric is made from a standard modulus fiber and weighs in at 22.3 oz/sq yd. It is...
  • Carbon Fiber Veil

    Corrosion-Resistant, Sandable Surface Layer
    5 star rating
    This veil mat is a thin ply of continuous strand fibers that are looped randomly throughout the roll...
  • KEVLAR® / Carbon Hybrid (Yellow)

    Impact Resistance and Carbon Strength Combined
    5 star rating
    5.4 oz/sq yd, 50" Wide, 0.012" Thick, 2x2 Twill Weave Get the best of both worlds with this KEVLAR ®... 
  • 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...
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Carbon fiber materials and composites are the first choices of many industries because of their high tensile strength, stiffness, strength-to weight ratio, temperature tolerance, chemical resistance, and overall high-quality construction. Considering all their advantages, carbon fiber products are inexpensive when compared to similar fibers.

Carbon Fiber Material Uses and Industries

Carbon fiber products are commonly used in many industries that require a material offering the high quality and strength that is inherent in carbon fiber materials. Some of these industries and their applications include:

  • Military: The military is one place where strength and high quality are an absolute must. Some of its applications include ballistic Kevlar protection, carbon stiffening structures, and tactical handguards and scopes.
  • Aerospace industries: Strength and weight savings are highly valued in the aerospace industry. Some of its applications include turbine fan blades, tie rods, and compression struts.
  • Industrial: Industrial applications call for the reliability and strength that carbon fiber materials offer. Some of the uses include robotic arms, impact protection equipment, and lighting supports.
  • Sports: Lightweight means speed, which is why high-quality bicycle frames are made from carbon fiber. Also, motorcycle racers need protection and frequently choose racing gloves made from carbon fiber.

Carbon Fiber Products

Fibre Glast Developments offers high-quality carbon fiber products for many applications.

  • Fabric: Carbon fiber fabrics come in twill weave, plain weave, satin weave, and unidirectional. All of the fabrics feature the same strength, stiffness, and high quality construction of all of our carbon fiber products.
  • Sleeves: Carbon fiber sleeves easily slide over cylinders to create straight or tapered tubing. They conform to the shape of the product and improve performance while minimizing weight.
  • Tapes: While there is no adhesive on them, these carbon fiber tapes are called tapes because of their shape. They are used for the selective reinforcement of carbon fiber components.
  • Tow: Carbon fiber tow is used to weave together carbon fiber fabrics. It can also be used to make wound parts, pultrusion, chopped carbon fibers, or as a local reinforcement.
  • Veil: While not intended for structural use, graphite veils are used as corrosion-resistant barriers. They can also reduce the build-up of static electricity in applications that involve explosive liquids or gases.

Fibre Glast Developments has over 65 years of experience in distributing fiberglass and composites. We are ISO-certified and ensure that our product specifications are of the highest quality. Our express order system assures same-day shipping if you order by 2:30 pm EST. All orders are backed by our First Quality Guarantee, which ensures that our products are manufactured to the highest standards.

Learn more about carbon fiber and other composite materials from our experts at Fibre Glast. We have a free Learning Center featuring white papers, videos, charts, photo galleries, and more. Get started with our free white papers, including About Reinforcements and About Prepregs.

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