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Carbonisation Lines

Companies working with Carbon Nexus will have access to:

A 50 to 100 tonne per annum commercial grade carbon fibre pilot line featuring:
  • 30-position creel capable of mounting precursor bobbins from 1kg to 100kg
  • Four-zone centre-to-end oxidation ovens
  • Multi-zone low temperature furnace
  • Multi-zone high temperature carbonisation furnace
  • Electrolytic surface treatment cell with contact drying
  • Sizing system with non-contact drying
  • 30-position collection and winding system
  • Treatment system for exhaust gas emissions


A fully integrated continuous process research line featuring
  • 8-position creel capable of mounting precursor bobbins from 0.1kg to 8kg
  • Four-zone centre-to-end oxidation ovens
  • Multi-zone low temperature furnace
  • Multi-zone high temperature carbonisation furnace
  • Electrolytic surface treatment cell with non-contact drying
  • Sizing system with non-contact drying
  • 8-position collection and winding system
  • Treatment system for exhaust gas emissions

These lines have been supplied by Despatch Industries, in collaboration with Australian-based Furnace Engineering, which provided the innovative low and high temperature furnaces. With the potential to apply multiple configurations, operational flexibility forms part of Carbon Nexus’ unique capacity to produce and analyse carbon fibre, as well as review and test efficiencies in the production process.

The facility also provides an unparalleled opportunity for carbon fibre manufacturers to train their staff in production processes. It offers the capacity to simulate many process scenarios away from the pressures of commercial facilities and client schedules.

The requirement for security during carbon fibre research is essential and Carbon Nexus provides sophisticated protocols and systems to ensure client intellectual property and materials remain secure.

For detailed specifications on both carbonisation lines, please contact Carbon Nexus.


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Carbon Nexus is a purpose-built research facility designed to accommodate the diverse needs of international manufacturing organisations that require the cost-effective resolution of carbon fibre-related projects.

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