Accession Number : ADA305377

Title :   Status, Trends and Implications of Carbon Fiber Material Use.

Corporate Author : ECON INC PRINCETON NJ

PDF Url : ADA305377

Report Date : 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 159

Abstract : The overall objective of this study was to determine whether or not the future use of carbon fiber or graphite reinforced plastics (GRP) in either consumer goods or the industrial sector will be large enough to cause a disposal problem. In making this determination, it was necessary to analyze the technical and economic substitutability of GRP for materials currently in use. This analysis is sensitive to the projected price of GRP, development of competing technologies and government policies. On the basis of this analysis, the major uses of GRP were forecasted.

Descriptors :   *CARBON FIBERS, *REINFORCED PLASTICS, INDUSTRIES, POLICIES, MATERIALS, GRAPHITE, COSTS, DISPOSAL.

Subject Categories : Refractory Fibers
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE