Category Archives: Carbon Fiber

What is Prepreg? Composite components now account for up to 85% of today’s Formula 1 cars, but only roughly 20% of the weight. An achievement only made possible by continuously exploiting and developing the capabilities of carbon fiber to manufacture intricate parts. These are built by laying up individual plies of carbon fiber prepreg on […]

The main characteristic of thermosets (literally setting under heat) is that they require curing, when they undergo a molecular cross-linking process which is irreversible and renders them infusible. They therefore offer high thermal stability, good rigidity and hardness, and resistance to creep. This also means that, once cured, the resin and its laminate cannot be […]