Carbon/graphite fibers

Agent Name
Carbon/graphite fibers
Major Category
Plastics & Rubber
Plastic & Rubber Dusts/Fumes
"The carbon/graphite fibers are produced by controlled burning off of the oxygen, nitrogen, and other noncarbon parts of the precursor fiber, leaving only carbon in the fiber. . . . Carbon fibers are produced at furnace temperatures of 1000-2000 C, while graphite fibers require temperatures of 2000-3000 C." [OSHA Technical Manual: Advanced Composites]
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