Carbon Fiber

75% lighter and 10x stronger than steel, Carbon fiber tows from Rocket-Fibers are the right choice for your carbon fiber needs.  Used in an array of markets such as aerospace, composites, sporting goods, automotive, and many more, using Carbon fiber like Tansome® in your product or design will raise performance to the next level.

Carbon fiber from Rocket-Fibers is supplied in a continuous multifilament configuration and precision wound on a cardboard tube for convenient handling and continued processing.  Full sized factory spools and larger volumes are also available.  Additionally, each order includes product certification, guaranteeing the authenticity of your fiber purchase.

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Carbon Fiber

PROPERTY 1K (600D) 3K (1800D)
6K (3600D)
12K (7200D)
Tensile Strength (GPa)
4.19 4.27 5.94 5.89
Tensile Modulus (GPa) 252 256 250 245
Diameter 0.242mm (0.0095") 0.419mm (0.0165") 0.593mm (0.233") 0.838mm (0.0330")
Elongation  1.6% 1.6% 2.4% 2.3%
Yield (g/km) 67 202 402 799

Carbon Fiber Physical Properties

Carbon fiber tow exhibits remarkable physical and mechanical properties that make it highly desirable in various applications. With its exceptional strength, carbon fiber tow offers outstanding tensile strength and modulus, ensuring superior structural integrity and load-bearing capacity. Furthermore, its low elongation and minimal creep characteristics make it resistant to deformation under prolonged stress, contributing to its long-term stability and reliability. These properties make carbon fiber tow a preferred choice for industries requiring high-performance materials.

Carbon Fiber Resistance Guide

Carbon fiber boasts a range of exceptional properties that contribute to its widespread use across industries. Its excellent UV resistance allows it to maintain its strength and integrity even under prolonged exposure to sunlight. Furthermore, carbon fiber exhibits a wide temperature range, remaining stable and functional in extreme hot and cold environments. Additionally, its exceptional chemical resistance and compatibility make it resistant to corrosion and degradation, enabling its use in harsh chemical environments without compromising its performance or longevity.

This fiber exhibits poor flame resistance. It is not advisable to use in any application where an open flame is present.

Acid: Excellent resistant to most acids
Alkali: Good resistance to most alkalis
Organic Solvent: Generally compatible with a variety of organic solvents

Continuous Operating Temperature Range (°C): -50 to 300
Short Term Exposure (°C): Up to 500
Degradation Temperature (°C): 700

Carbon Fiber Property Guide

Property Unit of Measure Standard
Tensile Strength
Tensile Modulus GPa
Specific Gravity ratio 1.80
Avg. Elongation % 1.6
Moisture Regain1 % 0.1 - 0.2
Melt Point °C N/A
Decomp. Temp °C 380
Fiber Densityg/km1.8
Creep2 % N/A
Shrinkage3 % 0.40

1 Equilibrium moisture regrain @ 55% RH


2 Creep @ 40%-58% ultimate tensile strength


3 Shrinkage in dry air @ 177°C for 30 minutes

Carbon Fiber Performance Properties

  • High Strength: Tansome Carbon Fiber is known for its exceptional strength, making it ideal for applications where durability and load-bearing capacity are crucial.

  • High Modulus: With a high modulus of elasticity, Tansome Carbon Fiber exhibits excellent stiffness and rigidity, ensuring structural integrity in various applications.

  • Thermal Stability: Tansome Carbon Fiber maintains its performance and structural integrity at extreme temperatures, making it suitable for both high-temperature and cryogenic environments.

  • Chemical Resistance: This carbon fiber product resists a wide range of chemicals, making it highly resistant to corrosion and degradation in chemically aggressive environments.

  • Electrical Conductivity: Tansome Carbon Fiber offers excellent electrical conductivity, making it valuable in applications requiring electrical or thermal conductivity properties.

  • UV Resistance: It is UV-resistant, which means it can withstand prolonged exposure to sunlight without degradation, making it suitable for outdoor and aerospace applications.

  • Vibration Reduction: Tansome Carbon Fiber helps reduce vibrations and dampen oscillations, making it an excellent choice for products requiring vibration control or shock absorption.

Additional Information

Tube Size (Cardboard)
3.7" x 8.5"
500 FT, 5000 FT
3.0" x 11.0"
Factory Full Spool

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