Specification

Product Data
ColourBlack
Fibre TypeCarbon Fibre
UV StabilityFully UV Stable
Filament Count6k
FormatTow / Yarn / Thread
Compatible With
Compatible WithEpoxyYes
Compatible WithPolyesterYes
Compatible WithVinylesterYes
Fabric Specification
WeaveUnidirectional
General Properties
Gross Weight0.0596kg

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This product can be exported to the 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 and above.

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

Export to Other Countries

For customers outside of the OGEL region (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 and above. Please contact us first to discuss your requirements.

Shipping to EU countries is now done through our European subsidiary based in the Netherlands. All EU customers should use www.easycomposites.eu.

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6K Carbon Fibre Tow

Medium weight 6k 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 6K tow is middle of the three different tow weights we offer. We also have a lighter 3K tow and a heavier 12k tow.

How to Buy

6k carbon fibre tow in 100m reel or full 2kg spool ideal for strong localised reinforcement

Please note the picture shows a full 2kg reel which is available to choose from the drop-down list above. The 100m reel is much smaller.

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Fibre Type

This 6k tow is made from High Strength 6K Carbon Fibre.

Yeild

6k tow weighs 400mg (milligrams) per meter. This means that a 100m spool weighs 40g and that a full 2kg spool is approximately 5000m of tow.

Roll Size

A 100m reel of carbon fibre tow is plenty for many projects but we now also offer the tow in the full 2kg spools that it is manufactured in, exactly as it would be supplied to a used by a carbon fibre weavers.

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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 6K tow is middle of the three different tow weights we offer. We also have a lighter 3K tow and a heavier 12k tow.

How to Buy

6k carbon fibre tow in 100m reel or full 2kg spool ideal for strong localised reinforcement

Please note the picture shows a full 2kg reel which is available to choose from the drop-down list above. The 100m reel is much smaller.

Further Information

Fibre Type

This 6k tow is made from High Strength 6K Carbon Fibre.

Yeild

6k tow weighs 400mg (milligrams) per meter. This means that a 100m spool weighs 40g and that a full 2kg spool is approximately 5000m of tow.

Roll Size

A 100m reel of carbon fibre tow is plenty for many projects but we now also offer the tow in the full 2kg spools that it is manufactured in, exactly as it would be supplied to a used by a carbon fibre weavers.

Specification

Product Data
ColourBlack
Fibre TypeCarbon Fibre
UV StabilityFully UV Stable
Filament Count6k
FormatTow / Yarn / Thread
Compatible With
Compatible WithEpoxyYes
Compatible WithPolyesterYes
Compatible WithVinylesterYes
Fabric Specification
WeaveUnidirectional
General Properties
Gross Weight0.0596kg
Can’t find the answer you’re looking for?Ask our technical team a question.
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

Export Licence Required

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

Export to Norway, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Australia, Japan, USA and Canada

This product can be exported to the 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 and above.

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

Export to Other Countries

For customers outside of the OGEL region (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 and above. Please contact us first to discuss your requirements.

Shipping to EU countries is now done through our European subsidiary based in the Netherlands. All EU customers should use www.easycomposites.eu.

Package Size

There are no package size restrictions for this product.

Delivery Cost

To find the delivery cost of this item to your address, add it to your basket and then use the instant shipping calculator on the basket page.

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