Carbon Fibre Research Overview
The carbon fibre research group is focusing on the cost efficience production of carbon fiber made out of different precursors. To achieve this goal, the research group is currently involved in a variety of different state-funded as well as industry-funded R&D projects. Conventional processes such as wet spinning and the subsequent thermal treatment of PAN-precursors as well as novel processes such as sulfonation of PE-precursors are investigated. In addition, surface treatment and the subsequent sizing application are key topics of the research group. A large number of pilot plant and laboratory-scale systems is available for carrying out the research. For an overview of our research facilities, click here.
The key areas of interest for the research and development effort are currently: