According to the carbon fiber material , carbon fiber cloth can be divided into: PAN based carbon fiber cloth, rayon based carbon fiber cloth and pitch based carbon fiber cloth, wherein PAN based carbon fiber cloth accounted for more than 90% of the market, so we talk about PAN based carbon fiber cloth mainly.
In accordance with the specifications of carbon fiber cloth, it can be divided into: 1K carbon fiber cloth, 3K carbon fiber cloth, 6K carbon fiber cloth, 12K carbon fiber cloth, 24K and above large tow carbon fiber cloth, the number of single carbon fiber tow, 1K=1000 (root), 3K=3000 (root), 6K=6000 (root), 12K=12000 (root).
Carbon fiber cloth according to the woven pattern, it can be divided into: plain weave, twill, satin, the former two are the most common.
The plain carbon fiber cloth, the characteristics of plain weave is the warp and the weft up and down according to the rule of interleaving. The plain fabric density can not be too high, relatively thin, good wear resistance, good air permeability, and it is opposite the same cloth uniform. The fiber bundle of the carbon fiber cloth has been in a state of ups and downs, the bending point of the fiber is more, and the elongation at break is higher in the process of drawing.
The twill carbon fiber cloth , the twill weave fabric has the diagonal lines with a certain angle with the fiber arrangement direction, the ridge orientation does not exist on the fiber bundle, but because fiber warp knitting, warp or weft fibers over two zonal or meridional fibers in knitting. This kind of diagonal appearance has a very strong sense of three-dimensional, it is used to make car modification products, such as panels, hood, exhaust tube, etc.
The satin carbon fiber cloth, the satin weave has separate, discrete by interlacing points (or weft intersection points) evenly distributed regularly in the organization in circulation, this form is called satin weave. This kind of weaving structure makes the fabric density higher, so the fiber cloth is more thick. This satin cloth surface is smooth, even, soft, shiny or slightly lower than the strength of grain, plain and twill.