Gallery Carbonium 1
Gallery Carbonium 1
October 2019
Headquarters 69680 Chassieu, France

Carbonium - A high-performance, carbon fiber composite from aerospace supply chain byproducts

Carbonium® reuses the high added value residues to recover carbon fiber and resin.

CARBONIUM® is specially designed for compression molding in order to obtain parts of variable geometrical complexity. Depending on the material configurations and the molding process, it is possible to obtain very good mechanical properties. The particularity this product is to obtain complex geometries while keeping fiber lengths up to 50mm. With no less than 2/3 carbon fiber mass content and the use of structural epoxy resins 180 °C class, it gets a high-performance product whose density (1.55) is almost half of that of the aluminum. In addition to being moldable, it also can be drilled and machined according to technical constraints.

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Key features

  • More than 40% reduction of overall environmental footprint compared with an equivalent performance product sourced from virgin raw materials
  • A saving of 13kg of CO2 per Kg used
  • A saving of 260MJ of energy per Kg used


  • At least 25% less expensive than equivalent virgin sourced materials

Company Profile

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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