Carbon Fibre

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India is planning to manufacture carbon fibre for use in aerospace, civil engineering and defence as an alternative to metal which will help the country get around a proposed European Union carbon tax on steel, alloy and metal products

About Carbon Fibre

  • It is a material consisting of thin, strong crystalline filaments of carbon, essentially carbon atoms bonded together in long chains.
  • Properties
    • It has a high stiffness and stiffness-to-weight ratio.
    • It has high tensile strength and strength-to-weight ratio.
    • It has high-temperature tolerance with special resins.
    • It consists of low thermal expansion.
    • It also has high chemical resistance.
    • The fibers are extremely stiff, strong, and light, and are used in many processes to create excellent structural materials.
  • Currently, India does not produce any carbon fibre, relying entirely on imports from countries such as the US, France, Japan and Germany.
  • Applications
    • It is essential for various applications such as fighter planes’ noses, civilian airplanes, drone frames, car chassis and fire-resistant building material.
    • It is a critical material in technical textiles and is known for its high strength and lightweight properties.

Q1: What Carbon nanotubes (CNTs)?

These are a type of carbon with a diameter of nanometers and a length of micrometres.. CNT is made up of enrolled cylindrical graphitic sheets (named graphene) wrapped up into a seamless cylinder with a nanometer-sized diameter.

Source: India plans to make carbon fibre in response to EU carbon tax