- In general carbon fiber fabrics show high tensile strength, high stiffness (modulus), low weight, electric conductivity, high chemical resistance, high temperature resistance and low thermal expansion.
- In particular uni-directional (UD) carbon fabric tapes (width = 40 mm) are often used for selective reinforcement when strength in only one direction is required, for tube winding, lap joining, for smaller jobs as in model building and for repair of cracks in laminate surfaces. The tapes are woven in such manner to prevent fraying of the edges. The thin E-glass weft yarns are looping in the fabric to ensure that the tape holds in place.
- Typical end-uses: model-making, automotive parts, marine parts, aircraft parts, carbon design parts.