chapter  7
30 Pages

Carbon Fiber Production using a Pitch based Precursor

The types of pitch based melt spun precursor fibers that may be produced have already been discussed in Chapter 4 and that choice will obviously dictate the type of carbon fiber that can be made. A range of available pitch based carbon fibers is listed in Chapter 20. Table 7.1 lists the properties of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation’s Dialead and Table 7.2 lists the typical properties of the composite materials. An SEM micrograph of Dialead K13C2U at different magnifications is shown in Figure 7.1.