Fiber Materials Inc.

A world leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced fiber-reinforced composites, carbon/carbon and ceramic-matrix composites, plus fabrication of high-temperature insulation and industrial materials. Additional services include testing of advanced composites.

5 Morin St.
Biddeford, ME 04005 US

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Subsidiary of GrafTech International Ltd.

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HEEET spacecraft heatshield

Heatshield for Extreme Entry Environment Technology (HEEET): A broader mission
3D woven fabric enables scalable, tailorable heatshield that cuts cost, boosts performance for future spacecraft.

Alternative precursor R&D: First commercial use of lignin carbon fiber?
GrafTech International (Independence, OH, US) is working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oak Ridge, TN, US) and the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office to develop lignin fiber manufacturing and demonstrate it in viable products.

Composites carry the Curiosity rover to a safe Mars landing
From launch to touchdown, composites performed in flight and stuck the landing!

Carbon Fiber 2013 Conference Report
Opportunities knock in Knoxville: CF 2013 featured nearly 30 speakers and almost 300 attendees, representing a wide range of participating industry, government and academic organizations.

NASA's Curiosity rover lands successfully on Mars with composites help
GrafTech Interational reports that its materials were used to manufacture the heat shield that protected the Curiosity rover as it entered the Martian atmosphere. Further, ATK provided composite structures for the Atlas V launch vehicle, and Siemens provided design and analysis software.

New Airbus consortium established at the National Composite Center
Airbus will work through the National Composite Center in Ohio to develop a research and development consortium of Ohio aerospace supplier, incubators and universities to develop next-generation products for use in new Airbus aircraft.

GrafTech acquires Fiber Materials Inc.
GrafTech pays $14 million for carbon fiber composite firm Fiber Materials Inc.

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Composites fuel growth of fuel cell technology
Composite components in hydrogen fuel cell systems help handle higher heat and reduce stack size.

Virtek/Gerber booth

JEC COMPOSITES 2009 Product Showcase
Despite the doleful state of the global economy, the turnout in Paris — exhibitors and visitors — proved surprisingly strong.

Braided Pressure Vessel

JEC Composites 2009 showcase
 Despite the doleful state of the global economy, the turnout in Paris — exhibitors and visitors — proved surprisingly strong.

GRAFOAM tool

Lightweight, stable large-tool concept requires no master model
After two years of testing, partners Advanced Composites Group (ACG, Tulsa, Okla.) and GrafTech (Parma, Ohio) are commercializing the ACG GRAFOAM FPA-20 tooling system, a new concept in dimensionally stable, low-mass, high-temperature-compatible composite tooling. The system’s foundation is carbon foam.

Low-CTE carbon foam tooling system
Advanced Composites Group and GrafTech International Ltd. have developed the ACG GRAFOAM FPA-20 carbon foam tooling system.

Carbon/BMI and carbon foam form Invar alternative
For years, Invar steel has been the material of choice for tooling that must endure repeated autoclave cycling in volume part production. Invar's disadvantage is its relatively high density and resulting large mass. As processors move away from hand layup and toward automated fiber and tape placement, there is a

JEC COMPOSITES 2007 Product Showcase - 7/1/2007
The annual Paris conclave showcases the global expansion of composites.

Carbon Composite Bridge

JEC COMPOSITES 2007 Highlights
Advanced composites make notable marks not only in traditional aerospace apps, but in automotive, sport and infrastructure arenas as well.

Huntsman to develop new resin for fuel cells
Huntsman Advanced Materials (Everberg, Belgium) is joining forces with GrafTech International subsidiary  Advanced Energy Technology (AET, Lakewood, Ohio) to develop a new binder formulation for use in fuel cell bi-polar plates for automotive and military vehicles. Bi-polar plates are key components of fuel cell power systems, which convert hydrogen to electricity in a process entirely free of volatile organic compound emissions (for more, see CT November/December 2001, p. 40).

Shape Memory Mandrel, Reheated

Tooling And Toolmaking Innovations Continue
New products and practices advance the efficiency and economy of advanced composite part production.

SAMPE exhibitors in Long Beach

SAMPE 2005 Product Showcase
SAMPE's U.S. Symposium and Exhibition highlights technological innovation and market expansion.

Product Categories of Fiber Materials Inc.

Materials
  • Fabrics, unimpregnated
    • Aramid
      • Aramid, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Aramid, 5-harness
      • Aramid, 8-harness
      • Aramid, Plain-weave
      • Aramid, Twill
      • Aramid, Other
    • Aramid/glass hybrid
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, 5-harness
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, 8-harness
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, Basket-weave
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, Plain-weave
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, Twill
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, Other
    • Carbon
      • Carbon, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Carbon, 5-harness
      • Carbon, 8-harness
      • Carbon, Basket-weave
      • Carbon, Plain-weave
      • Carbon, Twill
      • Carbon, Other
    • Carbon/aramid hybrid
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, 5-harness
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, 8-harness
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Basket-weave
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Plain-weave
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Twill
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Other
    • Carbon/glass hybrid
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, 5-harness
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, 8-harness
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Basket-weave
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Plain-weave
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Twill
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Other
    • Ceramic
      • Ceramic, Other
    • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type)
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Woven roving
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Other
    • Other unimpregnated fabrics
      • Other, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Other, 5-harness
      • Other, 8-harness
      • Other, Basket-weave
      • Other, Plain-weave
      • Other, Twill
      • Other, Other
Testing, gauging, monitoring, analytical equipment and software
  • Fatigue-testing equipment
  • Flexural testers
  • Flow meters
  • Mechanical test fixtures
  • Pressure monitoring equipment
  • Temperature monitoring equipment
  • Tensile testers
  • Thermal analysis instruments
  • Thickness measuring equipment
  • Universal test frames
  • Other testing equipment
  • NDI equipment
    • NDI equipment, acoustical
    • NDI equipment, X-ray
    • NDI equipment, other
Composite Structures & Components
  • Aerospace, flight control surfaces
  • Aerospace, radomes
  • Carbon/carbon composites
  • Ceramic matrix composites
  • Laminate panels, with core
  • Laminate sheets, solid
  • Other composite structures
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Materials analysis
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, materials
  • Testing
    • Testing, materials
    • Testing, structural