Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites (CFRP) are lightweight, strong materials used in the manufacturing of numerous products used in our daily life. It is a term used to describe a fiber-reinforced composite material that uses carbon fiber as the primary structural component. It should be noted that the “P” in CFRP can also stand for “plastic” instead of “polymer.” Pre-preg is a composite material made from “pre-impregnated” fibers and a partially cured polymer matrix, such as epoxy or phenolic resin, or even thermoplastic mixed with liquid rubbers or resins.
In general, CFRP composites use thermosetting resins such as epoxy, polyester, or vinyl ester. Although thermoplastic resins are used in CFRP Composites, “Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites” often go by their own acronym, CFRTP composites. Our 3,3′-DDS material is often used in the CFRP manufacturing process to add heat resistant properties.
Chemicals we supply which are used in carbon fiber production: