and Aerocarb™-Ashland's New Low Cost Carbon Fiber and Carbonizing Products for Future Brake Applications
CARBOFLEX®, a new, inexpensive carbon fiber recently introduced by Ashland Oil's Carbon Fiber Division, is finding high performance - cost effective use as an asbestos replacement in industrial brakes, It has been found to out-perform other fibers now being used in similar applications. With the continuing trend for replacement of asbestos, it has promise of becoming an important ingredient in brake formulations.
AEROCARB™, a high carbon forming pitch, is now also available for use in carbon/carbon fiber composites. This also provides the brake industry with a material which could reduce the cost of carbon/carbon fiber brakes for possible introduction into industrial applications.
Citation: Hettinger, W., Newman, J., Krock, R., and Boyer, D., "Carboflex® and Aerocarb™-Ashland's New Low Cost Carbon Fiber and Carbonizing Products for Future Brake Applications," SAE Technical Paper 860767, 1986, https://doi.org/10.4271/860767. Download Citation
William P. Hettinger, John W. Newman, Richard P. Krock, David C. Boyer
Ashland Carbon Fibers Div. Ashland Petroleum Co. Ashland, KY
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