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Our Products
GENERAL INFORMATION
-Our carbon fiber cloth weights can range from 80gsm (oz) to 1330gsm (oz)
-Carbon cloth made with various fiber tow sizes and types such as 1K, 3K, 6K, 12K, 24K, 48K, 50K, Standard Modulus & High Modulus
  Fiber
-Standard weave styles such as Plain, Twill, Basket, Harness Satin, Uni-Directional, Hybrid and Leno
-Standard widths from 42”-60”, however we have the capability to produce widths from 1”-80”
-Yarn input includes carbon fibers and aramid fibers such as Kevlar,Twaron
-Tapes available from 1"-12"
 
COMMON WEAVE STYLES 
PLAIN WEAVE: The plain carbon fiber fabric weave is one of the most common weave styles we distribute as carbon fiber suppliers. The carbon warp yarns (yarn in the 0° direction) and carbon filling yarns (yarn in the 90° direction) are interlaced in a repeating one over and one under pattern, providing good fabric stability. Although this weave is generally more stable, it is not as pliable as the other typical weave styles.
 
TWILL WEAVE: The twill weave pattern is identified by parallel diagonal lines or ribs created by one or more carbon filling yarns floating over at least two carbon warp yarns. The pattern can be symmetrical such that 2 filling yarns float over 2 warp yarns in an over 2 under 2 sequence also known as a 2X2 Twill. Likewise, the 4X4 Twill would have 4 filling yarns floating over 4 warp yarns. This weave style is more pliable than the plain weave with better drapability and fabric stability than the harness satin weave styles.
 
BASKET WEAVE: The basket weave is a variation to the plain weave such that instead of alternating the yarns over one under one, there are two or more carbon warp and filling yarns interlaced over two under two. This weave style is stronger and more pliable than the plain weave but does not have the same fabric stability.
 
FOUR HARNESS SATIN WEAVE: The four harness satin weave, also known as the crowfoot, is easier to conform to rounded or contoured surfaces and is more pliable than the plain weave. The weave pattern is a 3X1 interfacing where one carbon filling yarn floats over three carbon warp yarns and under one.
 
FIVE HARNESS SATIN WEAVE: The five harness satin weave is similar to the four harness satin in that it is pliable and conforms to complex and multifaceted contours. The weave pattern is a 4X1 interfacing where one carbon filling yarn floats over four carbon warp yarns and under one.
 
EIGHT HARNESS SATIN WEAVE: The eight harness satin weave is similar to the four harness satin in that it is pliable and conforms to complex and multifaceted contours. The weave pattern is a 7X1 interfacing where one carbon filling yarn floats over seven carbon warp yarns and under one.
 
LENO WEAVE: The leno weave, also known as gauze or doup weave has a low yarn count and open weave effect. This weave has two or more carbon warp threads crossed over each other and interlaced with one or more carbon filling yarns in a pattern that resembles a figure eight down the fabric length. It is very sheer and although it permits passage of both light and air through the fabric, it is durable with good dimensional stability. Unlike most open weave fabrics, the leno weave maintains yarn uniformity and there is few yarn slippage or distortion.
 
BONDED UNI-DIRECTIONAL WEAVE: The uni-directional weave, also commonly referred to as UNI, has directional strength in one direction only, normally the 0° direction. One way to accomplish a uni-directional weave is by using a fusible yarn that bonds when heat is applied to provide fabric stability. Common construction would consist of bonded filling yarns (90° direction) to carbon warp yarns (0° direction) for stability. This is referred to as a bonded uni-directional (BUD) weave. Bonded uni-directional woven material can be made in various weave styles such as plain or twill weave, however the most common is the plain weave.
 
QUASI UNI-DIRECTIONAL WEAVE: The quasi uni-directional weave mimics the uni-directional fabric construction such that there is more strength in the warp direction (0° direction) than the fill direction (90° direction). In the quasi uni-directional weave, there are a larger number of carbon yarns in one direction, with fewer or generally smaller sized yarns in the other direction. The pattern can contain 12K carbon warp tows and 3K carbon weft (fill) tows. Another pattern can contain both 12K carbon in the warp and fill, however there would be fewer yarns in the fill direction than the warp direction.
 
HYBRID TWILL WEAVE: The hybrid twill weave pattern is identified by parallel diagonal lines or ribs created by one or more aramid filling yarns floating over at least two carbon warp yarns. The pattern can be symmetrical such that 2 aramid filling yarns float over 2 carbon warp yarns in an over 2 under 2 sequence also known as a 2X2 Twill. Another variation is to alternate the tows in both warp and weft such that the pattern would have alternating carbon yarn and aramid yarn in both warp and fill directions.
 
PLAIN WEAVE BONDED DIRECTIONAL WEAVE: The plain weave bonded directional weave is a variation that combines both the plain weave and bonded uni-directional weave to provide stability in open weave styles. The pattern alternates a carbon warp and filling yarn with a fusible warp and filling yarn that bonds when heat is applied. This weave pattern is similar to the leno weave such that it is very sheer and although it permits passage of both light and air through the fabric, it is durable with good dimensional stability. Unlike most open weave fabrics, the plain weave bonded directional weave maintains yarn uniformity with few yarn slippage or distortion.

Carbon Fiber Fabric

TERMS & DEFINITIONS
Abrasion Mark - An area where the fabric has been damaged by friction
Baggy Cloth - Excess fabric forming ridges or bulges which prevent the fabric from laying flat
Bowing/Skewing - A condition where the warp and fill yarns are not at right angles to each other
Broken Leno - A place where the leno threads have broken out and where fabric construction and cohesion is maintained by use of
            an adhesive or glue
Broken Tracer - A warp or fill tracer yarn missing from a portion of fabric length or width
Broken Yarn - A single warp or fill yarn that is cut, severed or broken
Bump Up Mark - An area of increased pick density, caused by fabric slipping back on the loom
Crease/Wrinkle - A break or line in a fabric generally caused by a sharp fold
Cut - Adjacent yarns which have been cut or broken
Fabric Batch - Fabric woven from one warp loom setup with continuous run (not including breaks or lunch)
Fabric Splice - A portion of the fabric which has been cut and rejoined
Fiber - A single homogenous strand of material
Filamented End - A warp end or 0° yarn that has filamented for a portion of the fabric
Filamented Pick - A fill yarn that has filamented for either part or the full width of the fabric
Fill - Yarn laid parallel to the width of the fabric during weaving and oriented at right angles to the warp yarn
Float - A place in the fabric where a warp or filling yarn extends unbound over the yarns with which it should be interlaced
FOD - Foreign material or debris
Fuzz Ball - Loose or frayed fibers that have formed into a ball and have been woven into the fabric
Hang Pick - A pick caught on a warp yarn knot for a short distance, producing a triangular shaped hole in the fabric
Kink - A place in the fabric where a short length of yarn has doubled back on itself to form a loop in the yarn
Loose Pick (Loose Filling Yarn) - A single filling yarn which is not flush with the surrounding fabric usually caused by insufficient
          tension
Mispick - A filling yarn not properly interlaced, causing a break in the weave pattern
Pulled - In Filling - An extra filling yarn dragged into the weave with the regular filling yarn and extending across a portion of the   
          fabric
Short Pick - A filling yarn missing from a portion of the width of the fabric
Sizing - A polymeric coating applied to yarns to improve handling characteristics
Skewing/Bowing - A condition where the warp and fill yarns are not at right angles to each other.
Slub - An abruptly thickened place in the yarn or fabric several times the diameter of the yarn and 1/8" or greater in length
Smash - A place in the fabric where a number of warp and filling yarns have been broken, usually characterized by many broken warp
         ends and floating picks
Tear - A torn section of fabric not including the selvedge
Tear Drop - A fabric condition characterized by short elliptical deviations of one or more adjoining picks
Tight End - A single warp yarn woven under excessive tension
Tow Tow - or fiber tow refers to a continuous bundle of fibers; interchangeable with yarn
Warp - Yarn laid parallel to the length of the fabric during weaving and oriented at right angles to the fill yarn
Weave Separation - An opening between yarns due to improper yarn alignment
Wrinkle/Crease - A break or line in a fabric generally caused by a sharp fold
Yarn - Generic term for a continuous bundle of fibers; Also known as a tow
Yarn Lot - A quantity of material formed during a continuous unit of production having the same process and uniform characteristics
          throughout
Yarn Splice - A yarn which has been severed or broken and subsequently rejoined by intertwining, interweaving or knotting two ends
Fabric Data Sheet sample
 
 
Part Number Key - Click Here for PDF version
 
Commercial 3K 2X2 Twill 
199gsm 5.9oz
12.5X12.5 yarns per inch
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Commercial 3K 2X2 Twill
203gsm 6.0oz
12.9X12.9 yarns per inch
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Commercial 3K 2X2 Twill 
220gsm 6.5oz
13.9X13.9 yarns per inch
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Commercial 3K 2X2 Twill
245gsm 7.2oz
15.7X15.7 yarns per inch
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Commercial 3K Plain 
199gsm 5.9oz
12.57X12.5 yarns per inch
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Commercial 3K Plain
203gsm 6.0oz
12.9X12.9 yarns per inch
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Commercial 3K Plain
210gsm 6.2oz
13.5X13.5 yarns per inch
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Commercial 3K Plain
220gsm 6.5oz
13.97X13.9 yarns per inch
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Commercial 12K 2X2 Twill
370gsm 10.9oz
5.9X5.9 yarns per inch
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Commercial 12K 2X2 Twill 
670gsm 19.8oz
10.8X10.8 yarns per inch
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Commercial 3K/Aramid Yellow Hybrid
194gsm 5.7oz
13.0X14.0 yarns per inch
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Commercial 3K/Aramid Blue Hybrid
194gsm 5.7oz
13.0X14.0 yarns per inch
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