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Product Data
ColourBlack
Filament Count3k
Fibre TypeCarbon Fibre
UV StabilityFully UV Stable
BrandMitsubishi
FormatTow / Yarn / Thread
Compatible With
Compatible WithEpoxyYes
Compatible WithPolyesterYes
Compatible WithVinylesterYes
Fabric Specification
Fibre SpecificsPyrofil TR30S 3k
WeaveUnidirectional
General Properties
Gross Weight0.0398kg

Shipping Information

This product is classified under 'Dual Use' export controls.

There is no restriction on the sale of this product to customers inside the European Union but customers MUST NOT forward the goods on to any destination outside the EU without applying for (and attaining) an export licence.

Important: This product CANNOT be shipped outside of the European Union without an export licence.

Export licences take around 30 days to attain and are only available for orders over £500. If you are a customer from any country outside of the EU you should not add this item to your order, doing so will mean we cannot dispatch your order.

For orders over £500 the export licence application process is free however we will need your cooperation in completing the licence application which will include an End User Undertaking (EEU) explaining who you are and how the goods will be used.

The licence application process takes around 30 days.

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3K Carbon Fibre Tow 

Light weight 3k 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 3k tow is the lightest we offer. We also supply a heavier 12k tow .

How to Buy

3k carbon fibre tow in 100m reel or full 1kg 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

Fibre Type

This 3k carbon fibre reel is made from High Strength 3k Carbon Fibre.

Yeild

3k tow weighs 200mg (milligrams) per meter. This means that a 100m spool weighs 20g and that a full 1kg spool is approximately 5000m of tow.

Our carbon fibre tow is available on a 100m reel or on the original full 1kg spool that they are manufactured in. The large 1k spool is how the tow is used when commercially weaving carbon fibre cloth.

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 3k tow is the lightest we offer. We also supply a heavier 12k tow .

How to Buy

3k carbon fibre tow in 100m reel or full 1kg 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

Fibre Type

This 3k carbon fibre reel is made from High Strength 3k Carbon Fibre.

Yeild

3k tow weighs 200mg (milligrams) per meter. This means that a 100m spool weighs 20g and that a full 1kg spool is approximately 5000m of tow.

Our carbon fibre tow is available on a 100m reel or on the original full 1kg spool that they are manufactured in. The large 1k spool is how the tow is used when commercially weaving carbon fibre cloth.

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Technical Datasheet (TDS)161 KB

Specification

Product Data
ColourBlack
Filament Count3k
Fibre TypeCarbon Fibre
UV StabilityFully UV Stable
BrandMitsubishi
FormatTow / Yarn / Thread
Compatible With
Compatible WithEpoxyYes
Compatible WithPolyesterYes
Compatible WithVinylesterYes
Fabric Specification
Fibre SpecificsPyrofil TR30S 3k
WeaveUnidirectional
General Properties
Gross Weight0.0398kg
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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.

The tow is not a uniform circular profile and is not manufactured as such. It tends to sit flat like a ribbon on the spool and so its dimensions are being described in a thickness and width which would be approximately 1.5mm wide by 0.15mm thick.

The cardboard core is 75mm ID, 81mm OD and has a length of 280mm. The tow itself is centralised on 250mm of the core and has an approximate OD of 105mm.

The tow in its raw format will bend round even the smallest of radii without problem. The tow will gain its rigidity and full strength once it has been laminated with resin and fully cured.

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Shipping Information

This product is classified under 'Dual Use' export controls.

There is no restriction on the sale of this product to customers inside the European Union but customers MUST NOT forward the goods on to any destination outside the EU without applying for (and attaining) an export licence.

Important: This product CANNOT be shipped outside of the European Union without an export licence.

Export licences take around 30 days to attain and are only available for orders over £500. If you are a customer from any country outside of the EU you should not add this item to your order, doing so will mean we cannot dispatch your order.

For orders over £500 the export licence application process is free however we will need your cooperation in completing the licence application which will include an End User Undertaking (EEU) explaining who you are and how the goods will be used.

The licence application process takes around 30 days.

Please contact us for more information.

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