Carbon fiber nonwovens as an innovative and sustainable reinforcement textile
In the last few years the use of carbon fibers has already proven many times that its unique properties revolutionize entire industries and set new impulses. These fibers are not only attractive due to their special look, but also because of their functional properties. As a result, they can be used to target different problems and needs across a wide range of technologies, such as lightweight construction, corrosion resistance and also sustainability of materials.
We at TENOWO produce nonwovens from " virgin carbon fibers" as well as from waste and cut fibers from the carbon fiber processing industries, in other words from recycled carbon fibers (rCF).
Further application possibilities
The possible applications of our carbon fiber nonwovens are enormously diverse due to their outstanding properties. Potential applications for rCF nonwovens are fiber reinforced components (applications for example in automotive/ construction/ transportation/ aerospace/ sports) and heat or electromagnetic shielding. Other applications: Sporting goods, mechanical engineering, boat construction, mold manufacturing, commercial vehicles, consumer electronics, medical devices and construction renovation.
Recycled carbon fibers as a valuable raw material
Carbon fiber recyclates (rCF) are contrary to general opinion not waste, they are a valuable, sustainable raw material, created for a 2nd application masterpiece, the so called "Sustainable2nd Life". Regardless of whether virgin fiber or recycled fiber is used for nonwovens production, a wide range of material properties can be achieved, which find applications in numerous industries. The use of rCF nonwovens offers enormous benefits and demonstrates special advantages.
Benefits and properties of our rCF nonwovens
How we return waste materials back into the cycle
The fibers as raw material for the rCF nonwovens are provided by carbon fiber processing industries. These can be edge trimmings from fabric and scrim production or fibers from "end of life" components. In addition to pure carbon fibers, blends with other fiber types, for example thermoplastic fibers, can also be processed according to customer requirements.
From carbon fiber to nonwoven
Needle-punched carbon fiber nonwovens
Maliwatt Carbon Fiber Nonwovens
Needle-punched hybrid nonwovens (carbon and thermoplastic fibers)
Maliwatt hybrid nonwovens (carbon and thermoplastic fibers)
Carbon fiber nonwovens combined with continuous textiles
|Fabric width||Up to 150 cm||Up to 200 cm|
|Grammage||100 g/m² – 350 g/m²||100 g/m² – 600 g/m²|
|Grammage tolerance||+/- 10 %|
|Carbon fiber lengths||40 – 80 mm|
|Fiber orientation||cross laid|
Our carbon fiber nonwovens are well suited for the following processing methods:
Hand lamination, press processes, resin infusion processes, winding processes, pultrusion and autoclave technologies.