The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) recently demonstrated the center’s carbon fiber precursor spinning capabilities.
The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) recently demonstrated the center’s carbon fiber precursor spinning capabilities.

The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) recently demonstrated the center’s carbon fiber precursor spinning capabilities.

CAER is reportedly home to the largest precursor fiber solution-spinline at any university in North America.

‘You can’t make good carbon fiber without good precursor fiber,’ said Matthew Weisenberger, associate director for CAER’s Materials Technologies Group. ‘In order to know what makes a good precursor fiber, you have to study it and you must have data – particularly regarding its dynamic processing. That is where our team can add value to manufacturers and others involved in the carbon fiber industry. We have the data, and we are constantly involved in new and innovative research projects.’

This story is reprinted from material from the University of Kentucky, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.