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Solvay Thornel® Graphite Cloth
Categories: Carbon; Carbon Fiber/Carbon Fibre; Graphite; Other Engineering Material; Composite Fibers

Material Notes: Carbon and graphite cloths, consisting entirely of flexible filaments, are produced by pyrolysis of rayon cloth at high temperatures to yield products with a high degree of purity. The cloth flexibility results from the very small filament diameter. These are fair conductors of electricity. At room temperature the volume resistivity of graphite cloth is about 40 times that of "Nichrome" wire. Graphite cloth resistance decreases with temperature, reaching half of the room temperature value at 1315°C.

99.9% carbon assay, 8.9 µm filament diameter

Solvay has acquired the Thornel product line as a part of the Cytec purchase.

Key Words: Carbon Fibre
Available Properties
  • Density, Cloth 1.42 g/cc per He measurement
  • Specific Surface Area, Cloth
  • Tensile Strength, Ultimate
  • Tensile Modulus
  • Electrical Resistivity, or 0.39 ohm/sq (W) or 0.53 ohm/sq (F)
  • Thermal Conductivity
  • Maximum Service Temperature, Air, 1% weight loss in 10,000 hours at 266°C.
  • Maximum Service Temperature, Air, 1% weight loss in 100 hours at 360°C
  • Maximum Service Temperature, Air, Short term (1% weight loss in 1.0 hours)
  • Maximum Service Temperature, Inert, Sublimation temperature. Graphite cloth is stable in vacuum and inert atmospheres approaching this temperature.
  • Emissivity (0-1)
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Manufacturer Notes:
Solvay, former Rhodia Engineering Plastics

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