carbon fiber
noun Date: 1960 a very strong lightweight synthetic fiber made especially by carbonizing acrylic fiber at high temperatures

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  • Carbon fiber reinforced plastic — (CFRP or CRP), is a very strong, light and expensive composite material or fiber reinforced plastic. Similar to glass reinforced plastic, sometimes known by the genericised trademark fiberglass, the composite material is commonly referred to by… …   Wikipedia

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