Carbon Fiber Technology Facility


Low-Cost Carbon Fiber Available to US Manufacturers for Market Development and Demonstration

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is making available market development quantities of low-cost carbon fiber for use in developing new products and markets for polymer matrix composites. Companies interested in using such materials are invited to submit proposals as described in this announcement.

Material currently available from the Carbon Fiber Technology Facility is 12K, 24k and 48k tow in standard PAN-based carbon fiber, as well as a limited quantities of lower-cost material in 610k tow from a textile grade PAN.

ORNL is requesting proposals from industry to develop new products and markets for low-cost carbon fiber composites for transportation, energy production, infrastructure and other industrial uses. Proposals for projects with near-term commercial applications will have the highest likelihood of acceptance. Funds will not be provided to the industrial participant by ORNL.

Learn more about the CFTF Technical Collaborations Program

  • Announcement
  • Proposal guidelines
  • Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) Information
    Awardees are expected to enter into a MTA with UT-Battelle. Because of the need for accelerated placement and execution of the projects, the agreement will not be subject to negotiation. Failure to enter into the agreement in a timely manner will result in termination of further project consideration.

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