Carbon Fiber ProductionHarper has released a technical white paper on “Advances in a Lumped Kinetic Model for Carbonization for Carbon Fiber Manufacturing” which was presented during the SAMPE conference by Dr. T.S. Lee.

This paper discusses how the global demands for the CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic) among composite materials is expected to in-crease in weight sensitive products due to its superior mechanical properties per its weight. While many chemical kinetics studies have been published for the stabilization process, little published research work has focused on the carbonization chemical kinetics in spite of the major mass loss during the carbonization process. A parametric study was conducted on the linear density change of the fiber over the heated length with different temperature and surrounding conditions.

Read the full paper here.