Carbon Fibre Tenax HTA Multi Filament Tow

Want to keep this datasheet? Save it now in your required format

Description

Continuous multi-filament TOW.


The most common form of carbon fibre is the high strength, high stiffness form commonly used in composites. These are made by a complicated process from textile pre-cursor yarns made from either Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) or pitch that results in a predominantly graphitic structure highly oriented in the direction of the fibre axis. This high orientation gives them their remarkable properties which include a small negative coefficient of thermal expansion in the axial direction as well as remarkably high specific strength and stiffness.

This material data has been provided by Matmatch.

All metrics apply to room temperature unless otherwise stated. SI units used unless otherwise stated.
Equivalent standards are similar to one or more standards provided by the supplier. Some equivalent standards may be stricter whereas others may be outside the bounds of the original standard.

Ashby charts

See where falls on the material property chart for against in your materials selection and design process. Our Ashby charts are interactive with more technical data upon clicking. Sign up to get access to this premium feature for free.

Properties

General

PropertyTemperatureValue

Density

23.0 °C

1.76 g/cm³

Show Material materials with Density of 1.76 g/cm³

Linear density

23.0 °C

4.00E+7 g/cm

Show Material materials with Linear density of 4.00E+7 g/cm

Number of filaments

23.0 °C

6000 [-]

Show Material materials with Number of filaments of 6000 [-]

Sizing

23.0 °C

1.3 %

Show Material materials with Sizing of 1.3 %

Tex number

23.0 °C

400 [-]

Show Material materials with Tex number of 400 [-]

Fiber type

PAN carbon fiber

Dimension

PropertyValueComment

Diameter

7E-3 mm

Show Material materials with Diameter of 7E-3 mm

filament diameter

Width

2.13 mm

Show Material materials with Width of 2.13 mm

Mechanical

PropertyTemperatureValue

Elastic modulus

23.0 °C

238 GPa

Show Material materials with Elastic modulus of 238 GPa

Elongation

23.0 °C

1.7 %

Show Material materials with Elongation of 1.7 %

Poisson's ratio

23.0 °C

0.29 [-]

Show Material materials with Poisson's ratio of 0.29 [-]

Tensile strength

23.0 °C

3950 MPa

Show Material materials with Tensile strength of 3950 MPa

Thermal

PropertyTemperatureValue

Coefficient of thermal expansion

23.0 °C

-1E-7 1/K

Show Material materials with Coefficient of thermal expansion of -1E-7 1/K

Specific heat capacity

23.0 °C

710 J/(kg·K)

Show Material materials with Specific heat capacity of 710 J/(kg·K)

Thermal conductivity

23.0 °C

17 W/(m·K)

Show Material materials with Thermal conductivity of 17 W/(m·K)

Electrical

PropertyTemperatureValue

Electrical resistivity

23.0 °C

1.6E-5 Ω·m

Show Material materials with Electrical resistivity of 1.6E-5 Ω·m

Technological properties

Property
Processing history

Epoxy sized 1.2%