Specification

Weight and Dimensions
Thickness6mm
Length480mm
Width480mm
Weight kg/m22.71kg/m2
Product Data
ColourBlack
Appearance2x2 Twill (Glossy)
TypeSingle Sided
Resin MatrixEpoxy
Fabric Specification
Fibre Orientation0, 90
Mechanical Properties
Tg Onset (DMA)70°C
Cured Mechanical Properties
Tensile Modulus at 0/90°6610GPa
Tensile Modulus at 45°2060GPa
Tensile Strength at 0/90°71.4MPa
Tensile Strength at 45°36.7MPa
Elongation at Break at 0/90°2.64%
Elongation at Break at 45°24.2%
Young's Modulus at 0/909.52GPa
Compressive Strength1.33MPa
Compressive Modulus72.5MPa
Core Sheer Strength1.09MPa
Core Sheer Modulus27.75MPa
Density2.71kg/m³
Core Thermal Conductivity at RT0.033W/mK
Maximum Water Absorption37.5g/m2
General Properties
Gross Weight0.62kg

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Foam Cored Carbon Fibre Panel

Manufactured by Easy Composites in the UK. Premium quality foam cored carbon fibre panel manufactured using 100% high-strength carbon fibre reinforcement sandwiched either side of a low density structural core material. These panels have a smooth, glossy, cosmetic quality carbon fibre finish on one side and a smooth, satin finished carbon fibre finish on the reverse.

These high performance are designed to provide the maximum stiffness for the minimum weight and are ideal for a range of applications including motorsport, marine, shopfitting, exhibitions, automation, medical, scientific and more.

Available in 6mm, 11mm thicknesses in a range of sheet sizes up to 2sqm.


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£53.50ex. VAT
(£232.20 /SQM)
15 in stock available for immediate shipping
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Manufactured using advanced technology, our High Strength Carbon Fibre Foam Core Panel achieves the ultimate combination of strength, light weight and stunning appearance making the panel ideal for a wide range of uses from structural engineering applications through to exhibition systems and architectural use.

This specially developed foam-cored carbon fibre panel is 6mm thick and uses a combination of genuine 2/2 twill 3k carbon fibre combined with a layer of woven E-glass either side of a light-weight 5mm closed-cell PVC foam core create a light-weight panel with excellent deflection strength. For maximum strength-to-weight ratio the sheets are manufactured without any gelcoat or surface coating but our propriety resin technology ensures a glossy, pin-hole free 'class-A' surface.

Resin matrix is epoxy throughout with a high temperature post-cure for maximum mechanical performance.

The panel has a smooth carbon fibre finish on both sides however the reverse side of the sheet is not designed to be a cosmetic face and as such some light scratches or imperfections from pressing, handling and cutting are to be expected.

Typical Uses

Available in sheet sizes up to 1980mm x 980mm sheet is suited to use a huge range of projects:

  • Lightweight Structural/Engineering Projects
  • Vehicle Panelling / Undertrays
  • Universal Carbon Fibre Splitters
  • Marine Panelling
  • Exhibition Systems / Displays
  • Architectural Use

Advantages

The foam core allows us to make a panel of satisfactory thickness to be very stiff for the minimum possible weight. Conventional panels (made without a core material) are significantly heavier for the same deflection strength.

Typical Uses

Cutting, Shaping & Finishing

As with all carbon fibre and composites (like fibreglass, carbon Kevlar etc.) good results can be achieved for cutting, shaping and finishing this sheet using regular workshop tools like hacksaws, jigsaws and wet-and-dry. Specialist tools can, however, make lighter work of the job and produce better results.

We recommend Perma-Grit tools for the cutting and shaping of our carbon fibre sheet.

Trade discounts

0-45-910-1920+
£53.50£50.75£48.25£42.75
We won’t be beaten on price!

If you believe you’re buying an equivalent product cheaper elsewhere, contact us to discuss your requirements.

Manufactured using advanced technology, our High Strength Carbon Fibre Foam Core Panel achieves the ultimate combination of strength, light weight and stunning appearance making the panel ideal for a wide range of uses from structural engineering applications through to exhibition systems and architectural use.

This specially developed foam-cored carbon fibre panel is 6mm thick and uses a combination of genuine 2/2 twill 3k carbon fibre combined with a layer of woven E-glass either side of a light-weight 5mm closed-cell PVC foam core create a light-weight panel with excellent deflection strength. For maximum strength-to-weight ratio the sheets are manufactured without any gelcoat or surface coating but our propriety resin technology ensures a glossy, pin-hole free 'class-A' surface.

Resin matrix is epoxy throughout with a high temperature post-cure for maximum mechanical performance.

The panel has a smooth carbon fibre finish on both sides however the reverse side of the sheet is not designed to be a cosmetic face and as such some light scratches or imperfections from pressing, handling and cutting are to be expected.

Typical Uses

Available in sheet sizes up to 1980mm x 980mm sheet is suited to use a huge range of projects:

  • Lightweight Structural/Engineering Projects
  • Vehicle Panelling / Undertrays
  • Universal Carbon Fibre Splitters
  • Marine Panelling
  • Exhibition Systems / Displays
  • Architectural Use

Advantages

The foam core allows us to make a panel of satisfactory thickness to be very stiff for the minimum possible weight. Conventional panels (made without a core material) are significantly heavier for the same deflection strength.

Typical Uses

Cutting, Shaping & Finishing

As with all carbon fibre and composites (like fibreglass, carbon Kevlar etc.) good results can be achieved for cutting, shaping and finishing this sheet using regular workshop tools like hacksaws, jigsaws and wet-and-dry. Specialist tools can, however, make lighter work of the job and produce better results.

We recommend Perma-Grit tools for the cutting and shaping of our carbon fibre sheet.

Specification

Weight and Dimensions
Thickness6mm
Length480mm
Width480mm
Weight kg/m22.71kg/m2
Product Data
ColourBlack
Appearance2x2 Twill (Glossy)
TypeSingle Sided
Resin MatrixEpoxy
Fabric Specification
Fibre Orientation0, 90
Mechanical Properties
Tg Onset (DMA)70°C
Cured Mechanical Properties
Tensile Modulus at 0/90°6610GPa
Tensile Modulus at 45°2060GPa
Tensile Strength at 0/90°71.4MPa
Tensile Strength at 45°36.7MPa
Elongation at Break at 0/90°2.64%
Elongation at Break at 45°24.2%
Young's Modulus at 0/909.52GPa
Compressive Strength1.33MPa
Compressive Modulus72.5MPa
Core Sheer Strength1.09MPa
Core Sheer Modulus27.75MPa
Density2.71kg/m³
Core Thermal Conductivity at RT0.033W/mK
Maximum Water Absorption37.5g/m2
General Properties
Gross Weight0.62kg
Can’t find the answer you’re looking for?Ask our technical team a question.

It's not possible to give an exact weight because it would depend on many things (how the sheet is supported, what the span in, how the weight it loaded, whether the sheet is a 'free span' (i.e. not bonded/fixed) or bonded or fixed (so you get a 'drum skin' effect). That said, you could be confident that a sheet slid over a hole such that the sheet is supported on all sides would support the weight of an average person quite easily.

The foam used in this sheet is our EasyCell 75, for which the datasheet is readily available here: EasyCell 75. The properties for the carbon fibre and glass used in the sheet we don't currently have data for but we are having mechanical property testing done on the finished foam core panel for which the data should be available soon.

What’s the intended final use of the panel?... If it's something along the lines of a splitter then you can add rubber trim around the leading edge, this is easy to do, will leave a neat finish and protect the vulnerable foam of the panel.

If you really want to extend the same woven carbon fibre finish around the edge of the panel then this would be incredibly difficult and pretty much the only way to do it would be to make a moulded part, i.e. start with a mould and then laminate a new part where the carbon fabric followed the contour of the moulded lip. A more realistic ‘half-way’ option would be to fill the edge with a carbon filler; this can look very neat, matches the colour of the carbon fabric, and will provide strength and protection for the exposed edge. To do this, you would remove about 3mm of the foam core, all the way around, and then use a product like our Black Epoxy Repair Filler to fill the 3mm gap. Once it’s cured, you can flat and polish it to a high quality finish.

Each skin on both the 6mm and 11mm panels, is approximately 0.5mm thick

The maximum working temperature for this sheet is 70C.

The Foam core panel is fractionally stiffer than the 3mm resin infused sheet. It is also significantly lighter in weight and easier to cut. However, the 3mm resin infused sheet, being solid laminate, is much tougher and impact resistant than the foam cored panel.

Water jet cutting will cut the foam core panel easily and quickly. As with most composites, adjustment of the water jet settings may be necessary for the cut to remain clean and not chip or delaminate the edge of the sheet.

For example, I want to route out one skin and bend the other to create a 90deg bend. Also because the main loading will be shear I intend to cut out my parts at 45deg to the panel edges.

No, not around a 90 degree bend. The problem would be the carbon sheet on the outer skin which would not be able to be bent around a 90 degree (or even 45 degree) corner without having a significant radius. If the bend was around a tight radius then the sheet is likely to fracture.

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