Specification

Product Data
ColourBlack
Fibre TypeCarbon Fibre
UV StabilityFully UV Stable
Filament Count12k
FormatTow / Yarn / Thread
Compatible With
Compatible WithEpoxyYes
Compatible WithPolyesterYes
Compatible WithVinylesterYes
Fabric Specification
Fibre SpecificsGrafil 34-700 12k
WeaveUnidirectional
General Properties
Gross Weight0.109kg

Shipping Information

This product requires an export licence to be exported outside of the UK.

This product is classified under 'Dual Use' export controls and cannot be exported outside of the UK without an export licence.

Export into the EU, Norway, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Australia, Japan, USA and Canada

This product can be exported to the EU countries listed above under an Open General Export Licence (OGEL) but due to the additional paperwork required we can only do this for orders of £250 (300 Euro) and above.

Customers will be required to complete an End User Undertaking (EUU) form before the goods can be dispatched.

Export to All Other Countries

For customers outside of the European Union, Norway, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Australia, Japan, USA and Canada, we cannot ship this product without applying for an Single Individual Export Licence (SIEL). This process can take from 30 to 90 days and requires a lot of documentation and detailed undertakings. For this reason, we strongly recommend that customers outside of the the EU and other countries listed above do not order this product.

If you do still want to order this product, due to the paperwork and admin involved, we can only apply for export licences for orders of £1000 (1200 Euros) and above. Please contact us first to discuss your requirements.

12K Carbon Fibre Tow 

Heavier weight 12k carbon fibre tow suitable for local joint reinforcement or filament winding. The tow itself is a premium quality high strength fibre with a general purpose sizing suitable for all resin systems.

Sold in short reels or full (factory package) spools.


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Carbon fibre tow is the bundles (rovings) of individual carbon fibre filaments that are usually interwoven to create woven carbon fibre fabric.

On its own, tow can be wound around joints or sections or layered to create unidirectional reinforcement of any shape or size, particularly on model planes, helicopters, boats and robotics projects.

This 12k tow is the heaviest of the tow weights we offer. We also supply a lighter 3k tow.

How to Buy

12k carbon fibre tow in 50m reel or full 4.50kg spool ideal for strong localised reinforcement. Please choose the pack size you require from the drop-down menu at the top of the page.

Further Information

Specification / Fibre Type

This 12k carbon fibre reel is made from High Strength 12K Carbon fibre.

Yield

12k tow weighs 800mg (milligrams) per meter. This means that a 50m spool weighs 40g and that a full 4.5kg spool is over 5000m of tow.

Roll Size

Our carbon fibre tow is sold on a 50m reel or full 4.5kg spool (exactly as they are manufactured for use when weaving carbon fibre).

Carbon fibre tow is the bundles (rovings) of individual carbon fibre filaments that are usually interwoven to create woven carbon fibre fabric.

On its own, tow can be wound around joints or sections or layered to create unidirectional reinforcement of any shape or size, particularly on model planes, helicopters, boats and robotics projects.

This 12k tow is the heaviest of the tow weights we offer. We also supply a lighter 3k tow.

How to Buy

12k carbon fibre tow in 50m reel or full 4.50kg spool ideal for strong localised reinforcement. Please choose the pack size you require from the drop-down menu at the top of the page.

Further Information

Specification / Fibre Type

This 12k carbon fibre reel is made from High Strength 12K Carbon fibre.

Yield

12k tow weighs 800mg (milligrams) per meter. This means that a 50m spool weighs 40g and that a full 4.5kg spool is over 5000m of tow.

Roll Size

Our carbon fibre tow is sold on a 50m reel or full 4.5kg spool (exactly as they are manufactured for use when weaving carbon fibre).

Specification

Product Data
ColourBlack
Fibre TypeCarbon Fibre
UV StabilityFully UV Stable
Filament Count12k
FormatTow / Yarn / Thread
Compatible With
Compatible WithEpoxyYes
Compatible WithPolyesterYes
Compatible WithVinylesterYes
Fabric Specification
Fibre SpecificsGrafil 34-700 12k
WeaveUnidirectional
General Properties
Gross Weight0.109kg
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Carbon Fibre Tow is graded by the number of fibres in the tow rather than set dimensions, so the thickness can vary. However the approximate thickness of the tow we stock are as follows:

3K   0.13mm
6K   0.20mm
12K 0.26mm

Yes. This is carbon fibre tow intended to be woven into carbon fibre cloth fabric (we source it direct from our weavers) and so it will have a standard sizing suitable for thermoset resin systems (epoxy, polyester, vinylester etc.)

Well, it depends on the weight of cloth you want to weave; heavier cloths would require more tow than lighter ones, per square metre. The easy way to work out what length of tow would be required would be to simply count the tows on a typical fabric (in the weft and warp direction) then then that would be the number of metres of tow you would need to weave it. For example, a 12k cloth with a tow count of 4 'picks per centimeter' means that are 400 tows on the weft (across the fabric) and lets assume 400 tows on the warp (running lengthways down it). That means there is 800m of this 12k tow in a single square metre of this cloth! At the other end of the scale, a 3K fabric with 6 picks per centimer would have 600 tows on the weft and 600 tows on the warp meaning 1200m of 3K tow in a single square meter of cloth!

The exact properties of the fibres used in our Carbon Fibre Tow are listed on the Technical Data Sheet.

If you're wrapping quite a wide area of joint then I'd suggest going for the largest filament count tow we have which would be our 12k Carbon Fibre Tow. This will simply mean you'll get the same amount of strength from less wraps around which just makes things a little quicker. Strength would be the same once you'd added the same amount of material whichever tow size you go for.

Another option to consider (depending on the nature of this joint) would be our Carbon Fibre Spread Tow Ribbon which is like a pre-flattened ribbon of carbon fibre however for simply binding a joint I think the 12k tow would be the right choice.

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Shipping Information

This product requires an export licence to be exported outside of the UK.

This product is classified under 'Dual Use' export controls and cannot be exported outside of the UK without an export licence.

Export into the EU, Norway, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Australia, Japan, USA and Canada

This product can be exported to the EU countries listed above under an Open General Export Licence (OGEL) but due to the additional paperwork required we can only do this for orders of £250 (300 Euro) and above.

Customers will be required to complete an End User Undertaking (EUU) form before the goods can be dispatched.

Export to All Other Countries

For customers outside of the European Union, Norway, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Australia, Japan, USA and Canada, we cannot ship this product without applying for an Single Individual Export Licence (SIEL). This process can take from 30 to 90 days and requires a lot of documentation and detailed undertakings. For this reason, we strongly recommend that customers outside of the the EU and other countries listed above do not order this product.

If you do still want to order this product, due to the paperwork and admin involved, we can only apply for export licences for orders of £1000 (1200 Euros) and above. Please contact us first to discuss your requirements.

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