- Resilient to extreme temperatures
- Outstanding ablative behavior
- Excellent mechanical properties
- High quality and purity
SGL Carbon’s subsidiary SGL Technic LLC, located in Valencia, CA, USA, has a long-standing experience in the carbonization of rayon fabric for the most extreme applications.
We produce carbon fabric since 1976 and played a major role in the US Space Shuttle Program with NASA. Our proven track record: SGL Carbon’s carbonized fabric has shown consistently high-quality performance in reusable solid rocket motor (RSRM) nozzles, helping to ensure the Space Shuttles’ safety and the success of the program.
At our Valencia site we process weaved rayon cloth into carbon cloth via a strongly monitored carbonization process at temperatures above 1000 °C (1832 °F). Especially temperature increase rate and time, temperature stability, and a stable inert process atmosphere are the critical process parameters which need close supervision.
Our carbonized rayon fabric is suitable for the most demanding high-temperature ablative applications e. g.
- rocket nozzles
- solid rocket booster
- re-entry type applications
- combustion chambers
It can also be used as a heat shield at very high temperatures.
Our experienced team is more than prepared to support you with your special application.
Are you interested in testing our carbon fabric for your application? Would you like more information on our carbon cloth products? Please contact us.