CANOE ANNOUNCES THE OPERATION OF CARBONIZATION PILOT ON ITS LACQ SITE / FORCE Project
As part of the FORCE project, which aims to develop low cost carbon fibers with mechanical properties tailored for the automotive, and sports and leisure markets ; the regional council of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region, CANOE and IRT Jules Verne are pleased to announce the start-up of the carbonization line at CANOE facilities in CHEMPARC at Lacq.
This continuous carbonization pilot line is co-funded by the Nouvelle Aquitaine regional board, CANOE and IRT Jules Verne. It is a versatile carbonization line that can process up to 10 x 12K strands in parallel. Its production capacity is about 2 ton per year with a maximum carbonization temperature of 1150 °C. This open-access line, for collaborative projects or B2B contracts, is able to carbonize precursor fibers which are an alternative to polyacrylonitrile fibers, the reference material used today.