Why are carbon fibers so thin?

Why are carbon fibers so thin?

Carbon fibers are about 5 to 10 micrometers (0.0002–0.0004 in) in diameter. Why make them so thin? In short, carbon fibers are manufactured through the stabilization, carbonization and graphitization of a precursor (generally polyacrylonitrile or petroleum pitch). The...
Recotrans Project by AIMPLAS

Recotrans Project by AIMPLAS

AIMPLAS· Technological Institute of Plastics AIMPLAS recently reported that it has made progress in regards to the EU-funded RECOTRANS project, which focuses on integrating unconventional manufacturing technologies to obtain cost-effective recyclable multi-material...