SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
- The U.S. and the Japanese agree on market size for pan-based carbon
- The Japanese are still aggressively pursuing pitch fiber.
- The Japanese appear to be doing significant work on RTM.
- The Japanese matrix R&D focus is on high-temperature
- The Japanese aerospace material focus is still on performance
- The Japanese are the clear world leaders in pursuing civil
engineering applications for carbon fiber.
Published: April 1994; WTEC