Carbon Cordage



Carbon Cordage from CeraMaterials

What is Carbon Cordage?

Carbon cordage is braided using carbonized polymer thread also known as tow. The raw material for the fibers is made from PAN or Rayon. The continuous fibers are manufactured and then carbonized through a series of rollers, combined into bundles, and collected into spools for easy use. The cords are comprised of 4,000 to 36,000 individual filaments in a braided structure. Maximum service temperature in an oxidizing environment is 400ā„ƒ and in vacuum 2400ā„ƒ.

Tight Weave vs. Regular Weave

Our new 24K Tight Weave Carbon Cordage is fabricated from the same high quality carbon tow used on our standard cordage. The yarn is then set on a series of bobbins and woven into a ā€œ3Dā€ layup resulting in a weave with excellent tensile strength and abrasion resistance. The increased density of our tight weave produces a braid with higher electrical conductivity, making this product an excellent choice for flexible heaters in vacuum heat treating applications. If you need a different size, grade, or outgassing, please contact us directly for a quote.

Benefits

  • High strength and lightweight.
  • Excellent thermal stability and good corrosion resistance.
  • High tensile and chemically inert to most chemicals from pH 0-14, excluding strong oxidizers like nitric or sulphuric acids.
Carbon Cordage from CeraMaterials

Applications

  • Sewing or banding carbon or graphite felts in vacuum inert atmosphere furnaces or pump packing.
  • Wrapping of parts to provide insulation on certain sections and to hold parts in place.
  • Quick repair applications where bailing wire will not work.
  • Can also be used as heating cables due to the material’s electrical conductivity.

Useful Charts.

Carbon Cordage Info & Pricing
PropertiesUnits4K Cordage12K Cordage18K Cordage24K Cordage24K Tight Weave Cordage36K Cordage
Diameter
Inches
mm
0.25
0.64
.034
0.86
.060
1.52
0.075
1.90
0.075
1.90
0.079
2.01
Yield
yds/lb
m/kg
1,700
3,425
540
1,088
400
806
275
554
275
554
192
386
Breaking Strength
lbs
Newtons
35
156
90
400
120
535
165
735
TBA
TBA
232
1,035
Knot Breaking Strengthlbs
Newtons
11
49
43
191
60
267
82
365
TBA
TBA
110
490
Spool SizesMeters150150150150150125
Minimum Order
Meters
Spools
1,200
8
1,200
8
1,200
8
150
1
150
1
125
1
Elongation%0.72.52.55.72.11.14
Carbon Content%959595959595
PricingPer Spool
$220.00$220.00$145.00$160.00$290.00$185.00
Need a custom size? Contact us for a custom quote.

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Downloadables

Carbon Cordage Brochure