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carbon fiber

a material consisting of graphite fibers in a plastic matrix. It is used in radiological devices to reduce patient exposure to x-rays.

carbon

a chemical element, atomic number 6,atomic weight 12.011, symbol C. See Table 6.

asymmetric carbon atom
one bonded to four different atoms. See also isomer.
carbon fiber
made by the pyrolization of polymer fibers at very high temperatures and used in various forms as soft tissue implants, particularly in tendon and ligament repair.
carbon fixation
see dark reaction.
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Japan-based Toray Industries Inc has consolidated its North American Carbon Fibre Composite Materials Businesses.
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Carbon fibre composites combine carbon fibre with a range of composite materials such as Kevlar and glass fibres which are increasingly being utilised in numerous applications across a wide range of sectors such as aerospace, marine and automotive.
20 June 2013 - German carbon-based products and materials maker SGL Carbon SE (ETR:SGL) said it inked today an agreement for the establishment of an equally-controlled carbon fibre composite materials joint venture with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (KRX:005930).
Fibrecycle says that as worldwide carbon fibre composite usage grows, there is concern about the waste from manufacturing processes and end-of-life products, which it says could quickly reach a significant level to become an important environmental issue.
CTG, with a staff of 150, is active in the design and manufacturing of carbon fibre composite products for the aerospace, defence, advanced vehicle and clean energy sectors at its Banbury plant.
2-litre FSI model, but with a bespoke body featuring extra weight-saving carbon fibre composite panels, Audi''s new star car will start reaching UK customers early next year.
Toray positions its carbon fibre composite materials business as a Strategically Expanding Business and has been actively allocating management resources to the field to drive forward business expansion and research and technology development.
The vehicle features an aluminium Audi Space Frame body with components of carbon fibre composite material, LED headlights and a seatbelt microphone.
6kg, the chair, which is 90% carbon fibre composite, weighs a fraction of regular steel or aluminium models that can be upwards of 20kg.