What kind of material is produced when carbon fiber is mixed with matrix resin?

Explanation of various types and characteristics.

Carbon Fiber

  • High strength・highly tensile
  • Corrosion & chemical resistance
  • Enables more freedom for design
  • Dimensionally stable, minimal coefficient of expansion
  • Excellent fatigue characteristics
  • Conductive properties
  • X-Ray permeability

PAN (Polyacrylonitrile fiber)

High strength & highly elastic fibers used in space exploration platforms as well as professional sports equipments.

Pitch (Made from coal and tar)

Retains highly elastic properties with excellent structural rigidity, thermal and electrical conductivity. Utilized to make satellites and conveyor belt machines.

Matrix Resin


Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermo Setting

  • Unsaturated Polyester
  • Epoxy
  • Vinylester
  • Bismaleimide
  • Phenol
  • Cyanate
  • Polyimide

Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermo Plastics

  • PA (Nylon)
  • PP (Polypropylene)
  • PPS (Polyphenylene Sulfide)
  • PEI (Polyether Imide)
  • PC (Polycarbonate)
  • PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate)
  • PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone)
  • PEKK (Polyether Ketone Ketone