Carbon fibre prepreg is a material format using carbon fibres impregnated with thermosetting polymer plastics.
These plastics are known as the matrix, serving as the supporting structure. It offers numerous benefits in its application across several industries but must be correctly stored at low temperatures to ensure Carbon Fibre (CF) remains useful and intact for later use.
What Industries Use Carbon Fibre?
In particular, the demand for lightweight yet durable materials in aerospace, aviation, and automotive industries has seen carbon fibre usage soar. For instance, carbon fibre prepreg composites constitute over 50% of large transport aircraft structural mass. Furthermore, add-on parts and entire carbon fibre chassis elements are commonplace in vehicle manufacturing.
Here is a list of more industries that employ carbon fibre prepreg applications:
- Civil engineering
- Wind energy
- Sporting goods
You may be wondering why these industries have been using Carbon Fibre Prepreg, it is because it delivers outstanding performance and offers significant advantages, see below:
- High tense and compressive strength
- High strength-to-weight ratio
- High fatigue resistance
- Low coefficient of thermal expansion
- Shorter curing times
- Uniformity and repeatability
- Higher-quality cosmetic appearance
The Benefits of Carbon Fibre Prepreg Cold Storage
It’s possible to store uncured carbon fibre prepreg at room temperature for up to six months; however, this shortens its shelf life and reduces quality. Ideally, uncured carbon fibre prepreg coils must be stored at temperatures less than -20° C to ensure product quality and a shelf life of up to one year.
Additionally, specialist cold storage solutions for carbon fibre prepreg can maintain and boost stock levels and reduce product waste. After removal from storage and curing, the composite requires no set temperatures, which frees up cold storage space for more uncured prepreg.
Why Choose CRS for Carbon Fibre Cold Storage?
Here at CRS, we have 30 years of experience delivering cold storage to B2B and B2C industries. We provide temperature control solutions in various sizes suitable to many businesses looking to maintain their products' freshness and quality. These cold storage units include numerous safety features such as sound and man trap alarms to improve your employee's safety.
Are you looking for a bespoke cold storage solution? Here at CRS, we aim to provide tailored cold storage units with the latest technology. Fill out the form, and one of our cold storage specialists will be in touch to discuss the best solution for you.