Miralon yarn products are carbon-based fibers that can be used in a variety of applications to lightweight and provide enhanced mechanical and electrical performance. The fiber is manufactured via chemical vapor deposition into uncondensed tow that can be spun into the final fiber, plied together to make longer lengths, or stretched to enhance electrical and mechanical properties. It is composed of aligned bundles of CNTs hundreds of microns in diameter and millimeters long. Miralon yarn has successfully been used in aerospace, electrical, and structural applications.
The Miralon yarn products are based upon a single-ply of 10 tex (10 grams/km) yarn with a diameter of ~150 microns. Miralon yarns are available for shipment in single ply or they can be plied/braided into multiple diameters (including AWG equivalents) for processing in extrusion lines for coating with polymers, resins, and dielectrics. They can also be layed up to form a uni-directional prepreg.