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Carbon Fiber Reinforcements for Sheet Molding Composites

United States Patent Application

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A method of processing a carbon fiber tow includes the steps of providing a carbon fiber tow made of a plurality of carbon filaments, depositing a sizing composition at spaced-apart sizing sites along a length of the tow, leaving unsized interstitial regions of the tow, and cross-cutting the tow into a plurality of segments. Each segment includes at least a portion of one of the sizing sites and at least a portion of at least one of the unsized regions of the tow, the unsized region including and end portion of the segment.
Ozcan, Soydan (Oak Ridge, TN), Paulauskas, Felix L. (Knoxville, TN)
15/ 782,907
October 13, 2017
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.