Carbon Fiber Tow

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CFT™ - Technical Data Sheet Safety Data Sheet

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CTech-LLC® CFT™ Carbon Fiber Tow is a high strength, medium modulus carbon fiber tow, also referred to as a ribbon, loosely bonded together with an epoxy sizing to hold the fibers for handling and bonding purposes. CTech-LLC® CFT™Carbon Fiber Tow is ideal for fabricating small, high strength, low weight structures and can be used to filament wind tubes or for compression molding applications. It is suitable for use in wet layup, vacuum bagging and resin infusion manufacturing. CTech-LLC® CFT™ Carbon Fiber Tow is compatible with polyester, vinyl-ester and epoxy resins and wets out easily.

Key Features

  • Lightweight, flexible, high-strength fiber.
  • Chemical and corrosion resistant.
  • Compatible with different materials and standard adhesive resins.
  • Easy to impregnate using wet or dry lay-up methods.
  • Low aesthetic impact.

Applications

  • Strengthen for increasing load capacity.
  • Retrofit for seismic, wind or blast.
  • Restore strength of structural elements damaged by fire or vehicle impact.
  • Restore strength to deteriorated and corroded members.
  • Strengthen for design or construction defects.
  • Unidirectional and multiaxial fabric/prepreg production.
  • Pultrusion
  • Braiding and filament winding processes
  • TowPreg production
  • Use for C-SMC

Storage Conditions

CTech-LLC® CFT™ Carbon Fiber Tow should be stored at +10°C to +40°C and should not be exposed to direct sunlight. Keep the CTech-LLC® CFT™ in a dry place.

Shelf Life

10 years in unopened, undamaged carton

Codes and Standards

ACI, 2017, Guide for the Design and Construction of Externally Bonded FRP Systems for Strengthening Concrete Structures, ACI 440.2R-17, American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, MI.

ACI, 2012, Guide Test Methods for Fiber-Reinforced Polymers (FRPs) for Reinforcing or Strengthening Concrete Structures, ACI 440.3R-12, American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, MI.

Fib Bulletin No. 14, Externally bonded FRP reinforcement for RC structures, 2001, 138 pp, ISBN 2-88394-054-1.

Fib Bulletin No. 35, Retrofitting of concrete structures by externally bonded FRPs, with emphasis on seismic applications, 2006, 220 pp, ISBN 978-2-88394-075-8.

TR57, 2003, Strengthening Concrete Structures With Fibre Composite Materials: Acceptance, Inspection And Monitoring, The Concrete Society, UK.

JSCE, 2001, Recommendation for Upgrading of Concrete Structures with use of Continuous Fiber Sheets, Concrete Engineering Series 41, Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Tokyo, Japan.

Waranty

CTech-LLC® warrants its products to be free from manufacturing defects. Buyer determines suitability of product for use and assumes all risks. Buyer’s sole remedy shall be limited to replacement of product. Any claim for breach of this warranty must be brought within one month of the date of purchase. CTech-LLC® shall not be liable for any consequential or special damages of any kind, resulting from any claim or breach of warranty, breach of contract, negligence or any legal theory. The Buyer, by accepting the products described herein, agrees to be responsible for thoroughly testing any application to determine its suitability before utilizing.

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