Thermal expansion

A special property of carbon fibre is its negative coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE). In combination with resin, thermal expansion can be tailored to a certain extent to fit the desired application.

Thermostable structures

  • Consistent structures over a wide temperature range
  • Reproducible measuring results
  • Precise equipment and processes
  • Replace a very accurate air conditioning

Space travel

  • Space travel is only possible at all thanks to composites
  • The low expansion balances the enormous difference in temperature
  • Precise measuring results and reliable data transmission

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