Agent Name

Carbon/graphite fibers

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Category

Plastic & Rubber Dusts/Fumes

Comments

"The carbon/graphite fibers are produced by controlled burning off of the oxygen, nitrogen, and other noncarbon parts of the precursor fiber, leaving only carbon in the fiber. . . . Carbon fibers are produced at furnace temperatures of 1000-2000 C, while graphite fibers require temperatures of 2000-3000 C." [OSHA Technical Manual: Advanced Composites]

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