CENTRE FOR CARBON FIBER AND PREPREGS

Carbon fiber is a high strength, high-stiffness and low weight material, used extensively in aircraft, missiles, launch vehicles and satellites. It is also an important raw material in many vital industrial applications such as wind energy, infrastructure, sports and transportation, to name a few.

 

CSIR-NAL established an integrated facility for carbon fiber and prepregs in 2003 with the focus on indigenizing the carbon fiber development from polyacrylonitrile based precursor fiber. As an outcome of the developmental efforts NAL entered into an MoU with M/s Kemrock Industrial Exports Ltd, Vadodara for sharing process know-how and offering technical assistance in the setting up of 300 TPA standard modulus carbon fiber plant at Vadodara. Kemrock commissioned India’s first commercial scale carbon fiber manufacturing facility and it became completely operationalized in 2011 with type certified by CEMILAC for standard modulus grade carbon fiber production.

 

Meanwhile, the centre was involved in development of intermediate modulus carbon fibers and incorporated necessary equipment modifications. During this period, MIDHANI, Hyderabad financially assisted NAL in developing an improved process technology for standard modulus carbon fibers, which were certified in 2017 by CEMILAC. Subsequent to this NAL has been contacted by many firms including RIL for transferring the process know-how.

 

Currently, the centre is involved in the development of intermediate modulus carbon fibers and also undertaking a feasibility study on low cost alternative precursors for carbon fibers with possible benefits on environmental management. The centre envisages a greater role in process know-how transfer and technical consultancy against the backdrop of growing interest in setting up carbon fiber plants to cater to the need of composite industries. 

HEAD

Hemant Kumar Shukla

DEPUTY HEAD

TARUN KUMAR PARDHI

SENIOR PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST

BALAJI V

PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST (3)

PORKODI P DR
SHEEJA SUNIL
ABHILASH J K

SCIENTIST

PROSENJIT GHOSH DR

TECHNICAL STAFF (15)

Tade Raju
Jeyaprakash A
Arun Kumar Dwivedi
Thirumeni P
Sanjay Kailasrao Shete
Ashok Kumar
Kishore S
Manjunatha C V
Sunil A
Kumar
Saravanan K
Murthy Raman R
Mahaboob Sab A Chowdari
Veerendrachari
Rajakumar S

ABHILASH J K

Mr. Abhilash J K research interests are focused in the area of advanced materials specifically synthesis, characterization and development of…

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SHEEJA SUNIL

 Ms Sheeja Sunil is a Senior Scientist at Centre for Carbon Fiber and Prepreg (CCFP) division of CSIR-NAL. Her research is mainly focused on the…

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PORKODI P DR

Dr P. Porkodi works are mainly involved in the research and development of different grades of carbon fiber. Her main interests are in polymer…

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PROSENJIT GHOSH DR

Dr. Ghosh’s research is concerned with development of carbon fibre from polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor with application to aerospace, automotive…

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Rajakumar S is working on Techniques

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Veerendrachari is working on Techniques

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Mahaboob Sab A Chowdari is working on Techniques

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Murthy Raman R is working on Techniques

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Saravanan K is working on Techniques

Saravanan K is working on Facilities

Kumar is working on Techniques

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Sunil A is working on Techniques

Sunil A is working on Facilities

Manjunatha C V is working on Techniques

Manjunatha C V is working on Facilities

Kishore S is working on Techniques

Kishore S is working on Facilities

Ashok Kumar is working on Techniques

Ashok Kumar is working on Facilities

Sanjay Kailasrao Shete is working on Techniques

Sanjay Kailasrao Shete is working on Facilities

Thirumeni P is working on Techniques

Thirumeni P is working on Facilities

Tade Raju is working on Techniques

Tade Raju is working on Facilities

Jeyaprakash A is working on Techniques

Jeyaprakash A is working on Facilities

Arun Kumar Dwivedi is working on Techniques

Arun Kumar Dwivedi is working on Facilities

BALAJI V

Balaji’s work is on development of carbon fiber process technology with application as composite structures in aerospace, strategic and industrial…

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TARUN KUMAR PARDHI

Tarun’s research work is concern with the process technology development for carbon fibers. His area of research is centered on the acrylonitrile…

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ACRYLONITRILE POLYMERIZATION FACILITY

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Acrylonitrile polymerization facility

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FIBER SPINNING FACILITY

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FIBER HEAT TREATMENT FACILITY

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CHARACTERIZATION FACILITY

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Characterization facility

Characterization facility at CCFP is well equipped with analytical instruments required for polymer, fiber and resin analysis.

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AQUEOUS SLURRY POLYMERIZATION TECHNIQUE

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Aqueous slurry polymerization technique

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DRY JET WET FIBER SPINNING TECHNIQUE

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SOLUTION POLYMERIZATION TECHNIQUE

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Solution polymerization technique

The solution polymerization technique for acrylonitrile polymerization has several advantages over the aqueous slurry polymerization.

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SURFACE TREATMENT AND SIZING TECHNIQUE

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RHEOMETRIC ANALYSIS

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RHEOMETRIC ANALYSIS

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The mechanical properties of a material are those properties that involve a reaction to an applied load.

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GRAVIMETRIC ANALYSIS

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GRAVIMETRIC ANALYSIS

Gravimetric analysis is a class of lab techniques used to determine the mass or concentration of a substance by measuring a change in mass.

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OPTICAL ANALYSIS

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