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Converting polyethylene into carbon fiber

By Damir Beciri
30 March 2012

ornl-pe-carbon-fiberResearchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory developed a process that can be used to convert polyethylene into carbon fiber. Polyethylene is the most common plastic material, with annual production of approximately 80 million metric tons, and it is used for all sorts of packaging. The process is very useful since the… »