Japanese research promises cheaper carbon fibres

Yozo Korai, M. Inove, I. Mochida, T. Maeda

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This article reports on studies to produce lower cost carbon fibres manufactured from coal tar pitch. The study blends modified pitches (isotropic and mesophase pitches derived from naphthalene) with the coal tar pitch. Results show that cost benefits arise in the blended fibres due to reductions in temperatures and stabilization times.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Specialist publicationAdvanced Composites Bulletin
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1994


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Business and International Management
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Korai, Y., Inove, M., Mochida, I., & Maeda, T. (1994). Japanese research promises cheaper carbon fibres. Advanced Composites Bulletin, (June).