Carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP) are high-end composite materials widely used in aerospace, automotive and other industries due to their outstanding mechanical properties – they are lighter than aluminum, stronger than steel, with higher elasticity than titanium.
The OCSiAl team working closely together with Zyvex Technologies has pushed the limits of this material even further.
Adding 0.05 wt% of TUBALL functionalized with Zyvex Kentera™ additive into carbon fiber reinforced polymer increased its strength by more than 30%. Thus, composites containing TUBALL are 30% lighter than equal-in-strength standard analogues bringing a substantial economic gain. The improvement of mechanical performance of CFRP together with the reduction of production expenses makes TUBALL-reinforced CFRP applicable for most industries.