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International Carbon Fiber Shortage??

Went online to purchase some plug/CF materials for my new project and ran across this:

Style 6781 S2-Glass

Highest quality and properties 9 oz/Sq Yd., 50 Wide, .009 thick, 57 x 57 construction, 8H Satin Weave

The 7781 style (part number 543 immediately following,) is the most popular aerospace fabric in use today. This 1543 is identical except it is woven with superior S-2 fibers resulting in extraordinary strength with a superior look and finish.
Our structural substitute recommendation for carbon fiber during the international shortage.


Anyone else heard of this? Sheep, this might explain the issue you're having.
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Went online to purchase some plug/CF materials for my new project and ran across this:

Style 6781 S2-Glass

Highest quality and properties 9 oz/Sq Yd., 50 Wide, .009 thick, 57 x 57 construction, 8H Satin Weave

The 7781 style (part number 543 immediately following,) is the most popular aerospace fabric in use today. This 1543 is identical except it is woven with superior S-2 fibers resulting in extraordinary strength with a superior look and finish.
Our structural substitute recommendation for carbon fiber during the international shortage.


Anyone else heard of this? Sheep, this might explain the issue you're having.
No issue I ordered some Sharkskinz. Also the problem was not the ship time, oh wait yes it was since they never told me anything

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Re: International Carbon Fiber Shortage??

A guy on 1000rr.net who makes custom CF parts was commenting on this. Apparently the defense manufacturers are buying up all the raw material.

And then there's this asshole...
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Re: International Carbon Fiber Shortage??

Apparently high end bicycle manufacture has been hit by the shortage of carbon fibre too. Bought mine just in time
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Re: International Carbon Fiber Shortage??

Kind of puts a kink in my plans, but I guess I'll try some of this S2 glass and see what comes of it.
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