To create a carbon fiber composite material (formally referred to as a Carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer), manufacturers take a polymer material such as epoxy resin, known as a matrix, and introduce carbon fibers, known as the reinforcement, into the mix. Your carbon fiber parts are covered in at least 3 layers of resin and 3 layers of clear coat which should act has a sufficient buffer to protect them. To be on the safe side we recommend that you keep your parts ways from open flames or extreme heat. Aluminium is substituted by flammable composites for decorative panels, hull, wing, cowling, structure, etc. In fact, one form of carbon fiber—the carbon nanotube—is considered the strongest material available. 35 ) 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 Temperature (o C) 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 n)-5-4-3-2-1 ACF1 ACF2 Though Carbon Fiber is constituted of carbon which is flammable, the fiber itself dose not flare up even if ignited by flame of match or gas burners. Most fibres have a coating (called a 'sizing' which is often an epoxy or other resin) that can also cause chemical irritation. ... different epoxy thermoset carbon fiber composites) and ACF6 ( PEEK thermoplastic carbon fiber composite). Yes, raw carbon fiber is flammable and conductive. Also called graphite fiber or carbon graphite, carbon fiber consists of very thin strands of the element carbon. This paper presents a complete methodology for the assessment and modelling of the flammability and fire resistance of carbon fibre (CF) reinforced thermosets (three different types of epoxy) and a thermoplastic resin (PEEK) used for the fuselage of modern aircrafts. These fibers have high tensile strength and are extremely strong for their size. Sebastian Eibl, Influence of unwoven roving and woven fabric carbon fiber reinforcements on reaction‐to‐fire properties of polymer matrix composites, Fire and Materials, 10.1002/fam.2815, 44, 4, (557-572), (2020). Health effects of solvents used in carbon fibre manufacture. Many of the solvents used in advanced composite processes are volatile, flammable and irritating to skin and eyes. 3.