Specification

Product Data
Thickness1mm
ColourBlack
Appearance2x2 Twill (Glossy)
TypeSingle Sided
Resin MatrixEpoxy
Weight and Dimensions
Length250mm
Width225mm
Weight kg/m21.28kg/m2
Cured Mechanical Properties
Tensile Strength at 0/90°503MPa
Tensile Strength at 45°557MPa
Elongation at Break at 0/90°2.27%
Elongation at Break at 45°3.13%
Youngs Modulus 0/90° Gloss Side in Compression32.4GPa
Youngs Modulus 0/90° Gloss Side in Tension31.8GPa
Density1152kg/m³
Glass Transition Temperature80°C
Tensile Modulus at 45°32.3MPa
Tensile Modulus at 0/90°37.2MPa
Fabric Specification
Fibre OrientationQuasi Isotropic
Mechanical Properties
Tg Onset (DMA)80°C
General Properties
Gross Weight0.08kg

Shipping Information

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High Strength Carbon Fibre Sheet

Manufactured by Easy Composites in the UK. Premium quality carbon fibre sheet manufactured using 100% high-strength carbon fibre reinforcement and epoxy resin with a smooth, glossy, cosmetic quality carbon fibre finish on one side and a textured 'peel-ply' finish on the reverse.

Suitable for a huge range of structural and cosmetic applications within motorsport, marine, shopfitting, exhibitions, automation, medical, scientific and many more.

Available in 1mm, 2mm and 3mm thickness in a range of sheet sizes up to 2sqm.


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Sheet Size
Thickness

AVAILABILITY:More than 20 availablefor immediate shipping


PRICE
£12.00ex. VAT
(£213.33 /SQM)
More than 20 availablefor immediate shipping
QTY
EACH
EACH

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0-45-910-1920+
£12.00£11.50£10.75£9.50
We won’t be beaten on price!

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

Carbon fibre sheet manufactured using 100% high strength carbon fibre reinforcement cured under pressure and temperature to produce a high-performance sheet suitable for fully structural applications whilst also having a class-A (cosmetic) finish on one side.

The visible surface of the sheet uses a ‘visual quality’ 2/2 twill, 3k woven carbon fibre fabric and has a high-gloss finish. The reverse side of the sheet is finished with a flat but textured ‘peel-ply’ finish suitable for secondary bonding.

Our High Strength Carbon Fibre Sheets are manufactured in-house by Easy Composites Ltd in the UK using a strictly controlled process to produce the highest standard of carbon fibre sheet available.

Immediately after curing and before cutting or stocking the sheets are coated in a high-quality protective film on their cosmetic side to ensure they remain in pristine condition.

Typical Uses

  • Motorsport / marine / light aircraft
  • Engineering / automation
  • Displays / exhibitions / shop-fitting
  • Cabinets / enclosures / high-end audio
  • Further processing into sandwich panels

Advantages

  • 100% high strength carbon fibre reinforcement throughout
  • Pin-hole free high-gloss cosmetic surface
  • Flat, textured bonding surface on the reverse
  • Wide range of thicknesses and sheet sizes available

How to Buy

Our High Strength Carbon Fibre Sheet is available to buy in thicknesses of 1mm, 2mm and 3mm. Choose your required thickness at the top of the page.

The sheet is also available in sheet sizes 250mm x 225mm, 450mm x 250mm, 500mm x 450mm, 950mm x 500mm, 1000mm x 950mm and 2000mm x 950mm which should also be selected at the top of the page.

We also list separately a 0.25m Carbon Fibre Veneer suitable for furniture making, laminating, car trim pieces etc., which is available with or without a self-adhesive backing.

Further Information

Technical Details

Quasi-Isotropic Layup

To create a more uniform distribution of strength, all our sheets are manufactured using both layers of 0°/90° and 45°/-45° oriented reinforcement in what is known as quasi-isotropic fibre orientation. Carbon fibre sheets using this layup technique offer improved stiffness across their diagonal axis and significantly improved torsional stiffness.

Laminate Composition

The matrix used is a high performance epoxy resin which offers excellent mechanicals, clarity and improved UV stability. The high temperature cure maximises the mechanical strength properties and results in a Tg (glass transition) of 80°C.

To achieve maximum stability and flatness in the sheets, we used 'balanced' laminates for all sheet thicknesses. This means that the fibre type, weight and weave is symmetrical from the front to the back ply.

The detailed layup schedule for each sheet thickness can be seen below:

1mm2mm3mm
210g 22 twill
300g +/-45 biax
210g 22 twill
210g 22 twill
300g +/-45 biax
650g 22 twill
300g +/-45 biax
210g 22 twill
210g 22 twill
300g +/-45 biax
650g 22 twill
210g 22 twill
650g 22 twill
300g +/-45 biax
210g 22 twill

Thickness Tolerance and Sheet Weight

Thickness tolerance and weight for our High Strength Carbon Fibre Sheet varies with thickness, as follows:

ThicknessThickness & ToleranceWeight kg/m²
1mm0.9mm +/-0.2mm1.28
2mm1.7mm +/-0.2mm2.40
3mm2.8mm +/-0.2mm4.08

How to Cut and Shape

This carbon fibre sheet can easily be cut and finished to a high standard using simple workshop tools. Cutting and finishing carbon fibre can also be perfectly safe if you follow some basic safety precautions.

For a comprehensive guide to both safety advice and cutting and finishing techniques watch our Easy Composites video guide to cutting and shaping carbon fibre sheet and carbon fibre parts.

Manufacturing Contracts

Our sophisticated manufacturing process and facilities mean that Easy Composites can produce carbon fibre or composite sheet to almost any specification. We currently supply specialist carbon fibre sheet to many famous brands from the world of fashion, high-end audio, F1, motorsport and marine sectors.

Please contact us our sales team to discuss your requirements.

Regrettably, we are unable to offer custom sheet fabrication for small runs (less than 10sqm). We do not offer a cutting/trimming service.

Trade discounts

0-45-910-1920+
£12.00£11.50£10.75£9.50
We won’t be beaten on price!

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

Carbon fibre sheet manufactured using 100% high strength carbon fibre reinforcement cured under pressure and temperature to produce a high-performance sheet suitable for fully structural applications whilst also having a class-A (cosmetic) finish on one side.

The visible surface of the sheet uses a ‘visual quality’ 2/2 twill, 3k woven carbon fibre fabric and has a high-gloss finish. The reverse side of the sheet is finished with a flat but textured ‘peel-ply’ finish suitable for secondary bonding.

Our High Strength Carbon Fibre Sheets are manufactured in-house by Easy Composites Ltd in the UK using a strictly controlled process to produce the highest standard of carbon fibre sheet available.

Immediately after curing and before cutting or stocking the sheets are coated in a high-quality protective film on their cosmetic side to ensure they remain in pristine condition.

Typical Uses

  • Motorsport / marine / light aircraft
  • Engineering / automation
  • Displays / exhibitions / shop-fitting
  • Cabinets / enclosures / high-end audio
  • Further processing into sandwich panels

Advantages

  • 100% high strength carbon fibre reinforcement throughout
  • Pin-hole free high-gloss cosmetic surface
  • Flat, textured bonding surface on the reverse
  • Wide range of thicknesses and sheet sizes available

How to Buy

Our High Strength Carbon Fibre Sheet is available to buy in thicknesses of 1mm, 2mm and 3mm. Choose your required thickness at the top of the page.

The sheet is also available in sheet sizes 250mm x 225mm, 450mm x 250mm, 500mm x 450mm, 950mm x 500mm, 1000mm x 950mm and 2000mm x 950mm which should also be selected at the top of the page.

We also list separately a 0.25m Carbon Fibre Veneer suitable for furniture making, laminating, car trim pieces etc., which is available with or without a self-adhesive backing.

Further Information

Technical Details

Quasi-Isotropic Layup

To create a more uniform distribution of strength, all our sheets are manufactured using both layers of 0°/90° and 45°/-45° oriented reinforcement in what is known as quasi-isotropic fibre orientation. Carbon fibre sheets using this layup technique offer improved stiffness across their diagonal axis and significantly improved torsional stiffness.

Laminate Composition

The matrix used is a high performance epoxy resin which offers excellent mechanicals, clarity and improved UV stability. The high temperature cure maximises the mechanical strength properties and results in a Tg (glass transition) of 80°C.

To achieve maximum stability and flatness in the sheets, we used 'balanced' laminates for all sheet thicknesses. This means that the fibre type, weight and weave is symmetrical from the front to the back ply.

The detailed layup schedule for each sheet thickness can be seen below:

1mm2mm3mm
210g 22 twill
300g +/-45 biax
210g 22 twill
210g 22 twill
300g +/-45 biax
650g 22 twill
300g +/-45 biax
210g 22 twill
210g 22 twill
300g +/-45 biax
650g 22 twill
210g 22 twill
650g 22 twill
300g +/-45 biax
210g 22 twill

Thickness Tolerance and Sheet Weight

Thickness tolerance and weight for our High Strength Carbon Fibre Sheet varies with thickness, as follows:

ThicknessThickness & ToleranceWeight kg/m²
1mm0.9mm +/-0.2mm1.28
2mm1.7mm +/-0.2mm2.40
3mm2.8mm +/-0.2mm4.08

How to Cut and Shape

This carbon fibre sheet can easily be cut and finished to a high standard using simple workshop tools. Cutting and finishing carbon fibre can also be perfectly safe if you follow some basic safety precautions.

For a comprehensive guide to both safety advice and cutting and finishing techniques watch our Easy Composites video guide to cutting and shaping carbon fibre sheet and carbon fibre parts.

Manufacturing Contracts

Our sophisticated manufacturing process and facilities mean that Easy Composites can produce carbon fibre or composite sheet to almost any specification. We currently supply specialist carbon fibre sheet to many famous brands from the world of fashion, high-end audio, F1, motorsport and marine sectors.

Please contact us our sales team to discuss your requirements.

Regrettably, we are unable to offer custom sheet fabrication for small runs (less than 10sqm). We do not offer a cutting/trimming service.

Specification

Product Data
Thickness1mm
ColourBlack
Appearance2x2 Twill (Glossy)
TypeSingle Sided
Resin MatrixEpoxy
Weight and Dimensions
Length250mm
Width225mm
Weight kg/m21.28kg/m2
Cured Mechanical Properties
Tensile Strength at 0/90°503MPa
Tensile Strength at 45°557MPa
Elongation at Break at 0/90°2.27%
Elongation at Break at 45°3.13%
Youngs Modulus 0/90° Gloss Side in Compression32.4GPa
Youngs Modulus 0/90° Gloss Side in Tension31.8GPa
Density1152kg/m³
Glass Transition Temperature80°C
Tensile Modulus at 45°32.3MPa
Tensile Modulus at 0/90°37.2MPa
Fabric Specification
Fibre OrientationQuasi Isotropic
Mechanical Properties
Tg Onset (DMA)80°C
General Properties
Gross Weight0.08kg
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.

..... I'd like to bend it round a slight curve. Are the sheets very brittle?



You can certainly flex the 1mm sheet although it's reasonably stiff and so flexing it will require some force and it will always want to 'spring' back so it would need holding in place once curved.



The sheets are not brittle and are suitable for applications where they need to be bend and held in position (to make a curve) or for applications where they will flex as part of the design.

Yes, this carbon fibre sheet comes with a blue protective film on the gloss side to protect it from scratches during storage and transport. We don't manufacture a sheet with a satin finish but if you did want to achieve a satin finish you could use a fine grade of 'Scotch' pad on the gloss surface to matt it off.

I'm afraid that in most situations (unless you need very large quantities) we are unable to supply our carbon fibre sheet either in a custom size or cut-to-drawing. We have produced tutorials and guidance on how to cut carbon fibre sheet yourself but if that isn't an option for your project then we would suggest contacting a company who could cut the sheet for you such as a waterjet cutter or a CNC machinist. Both of these methods can cut carbon fibre sheet quickly and accurately.

Our Single sided sheets are resin infused using our own IN2 Epoxy Infusion Resin which although it has a high level of UV resistance, is NOT 100% UV stable. This means over several years of UV exposure outside, the resin will eventually begin to yellow. However, in practice, the layer of resin over the carbon fibre on a resin infused sheet is very thin which means minor UV yellowing is not likely to be visible due to the bolder black colour underneath.



If 100% is essential for your application then you can spray the sheet in a PU UV stable lacquer to get the protection you need.

Although technically carbon fibre is electrically conductive, it is a very high resistance conductor. In a cured composite sheet, the resin matrix makes it harder to achieve good contact with the carbon fibre itself, also further increasing the resistance and reducing conductivity.

Yes, the reverse of this sheet (with the peel ply finish) is exactly the same composition of resin and fibre as the 'A' side of the sheet.

You can't really accurately match a carbon fibre sheet to a steel sheet because the two materials behave so differently. Specifically, carbon fibre sheet has fibre orientation which means its strength is biased in certain directions. Steel is an isotropic material (same behaviour and performance in all directions) whereas carbon fibre sheet is the opposite, different performance and behaviour in all directions.

No, we would not recommend laser cutting of carbon sheet. This is because the laser will burn and melt the resin while it cuts through the carbon. A better cutting method is water jet cutting or CNC routing.

You can watch our tutorial videos to find out more about CNC cutting carbon fibre sheet. Or more general information on cutting carbon fibre sheet.

These sheets have a maximum recommended service temperature for our high strength carbon fibre sheet is 80°C.

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When checking the delivery cost of your order, if you receive an 'oversize' warning then you may need to select a smaller size of this product in order to continue. Alternatively, please contact us to discuss.

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