Carbon Fibre

In News

  • India is planning to manufacture carbon fiber for use in aerospace, civil engineering, and defense as an alternative to metal

About Carbon Fibre

  • Carbon fiber is made by heating a carbon-containing material, such as polyacrylonitrile (PAN), rayon, or pitch, to a very high temperature in an inert atmosphere.
  • The main features include the high modulus and specific tensile strength calculated by the excellence of the graphite crystallites.
  • Applications: Carbon fiber composites are very strong and lightweight, and they are also corrosion-resistant and have good electrical conductivity. This makes them ideal for use in a variety of applications, including:
    • Aircraft manufacturing
    • Automotive manufacturing
    • Sports equipment
    • Medical devices
    • Status in India: Currently, India does not produce any carbon fibre, relying entirely on imports from countries such as the US, France, Japan, and Germany.