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CFOAM® Carbon Foam Typical Properties (Metric)

Property Test Method Units CFOAM20 CFOAM25 CFOAM30
Nominal Density ASTM D 1622 g/cc 0.32 0.40 0.48
Compressive Strength ASTM C 365 kPa 6,023 10,313 16,003
Compressive Modulus ASTM C 365 MPa 1,665 2,121 2,586
Tensile Strength ASTM C 297 kPa 2,395 3,780 5,486
Tensile Modulus ASTM C 297 MPa 1,708 1,996 2,266
Shear Strength Torsion Shear kPa 1,310 1,690 2,065
Coefficient of
 Thermal Expansion ASTM E 228 ppm/ºC 5.0 5.0 5.0
Thermal Conductivity ASTM E 1225 / Laser Flash W/m-K Standard: 0.25 (25ºC)
Tailorable ranges:
25ºC: 0.25
500ºC: 0.70
1000ºC: 1.0
2000ºC: 4.0
Standard: 0.27 (25°C)
Tailorable ranges:
25°C: 0.27
500oC: TBD
1000oC: TBD
2000oC: TBD
Standard: 0.30 (25ºC)
Tailorable ranges:
25ºC: 0.30
500ºC: TBD
1000ºC: TBD
2000ºC: TBD
Maximum Operational Use Temperature Application Dependent ºC Extended Use:
370 – Air
3,040 – Inert
Extended Use:
370 – Air
3,040 – Inert
Extended Use:
370 – Air
3,040 – Inert
Electrical Resistance ASTM D 4496 ohm-cm Standard Product: 7×10-2
Tailorable from
2×10-3 to 2×106
Standard Product: 6×10-2
Tailorable from
2×10-3 to 2×106
Standard Product: 5×10-2
Tailorable from
2×10-3 to 2×106
Fire Resistance ISO 1182
ASTM E1354. E119
IMO FTP Pt I &
III UL1709
N/A PASS PASS PASS


CFOAM® Carbon Foam Typical Properties (US Standard)

Property Test Method Units CFOAM20 CFOAM25 CFOAM30
Nominal Density ASTM D 1622 lbs/ft3 20 25 30
Compressive Strength ASTM C 365 PSI 874 1,496 2,322
Compressive Modulus ASTM C 365 KSI 241 308 375
Tensile Strength ASTM C 297 PSI 348 548 796
Tensile Modulus ASTM C 297 KSI 248 289 329
Shear Strength Torsion Shear PSI 190 245 300
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion ASTM E 228 ppm/ºF 2.8 2.8 2.8
Thermal Conductivity ASTM E 1225 / Laser Flash W/m-K Standard: 0.25 (77ºF)
Tailorable ranges
77ºF: 0.25
932ºF: 0.70
1832ºF: 1.0
3632ºF: 4.0
Standard: 0.27 (77ºF)
Tailorable ranges
77ºF: 0.27
932ºF: TBD
1832ºF: TBD
3632ºF: TBD
Standard: 0.30 (77ºF)
Tailorable ranges
77ºF: 0.30
932ºF: TBD
1832ºF: TBD
3632ºF: TBD
Maximum Operational Use Temperature Application Dependent ºF Extended Use:
700 – Air
5,500 – Inert
Extended Use:
700 – Air
5,500 – Inert
Extended Use:
700 – Air
5,500 – Inert
Electrical Resistance ASTM D 4496 ohm-in Standard Product: 2.7×10-2
Talorable from
8×10-4 to 8×105
Standard Product: 2.7×10-2
Talorable from
8×10-4 to 8×105
Standard Product: 2×10-2
Talorable from
8×10-4 to 8×105
Fire Resistance ISO 1182
ASTM E 1354 & E 199
IMO FTP Pt I & III
UL 1709
N/A PASS PASS PASS


CFOAM® 35 HTC Typical Properties (Metric)

Test Units CFOAM35 HTC
Nominal Density ISO 12985-2 cc 0.40-0.50
Compressive Strength ISO 18515 MPa 1.50-1.80
Compressive Modulus ISO 18512 MPa 100-400
Tensile Strength ISO 12986-2 MPa 0.9-1.0
Shear Strength ISO 12986-2 MPa 1.0-4.0
Coefficient of
 Thermal Expansion ISO 14420 ppm/ºC 1.9-2.1
Thermal Conductivity ISO 12987 W/m-K 140-180
Maximum Operational Use Temperature Environment Dependent ºC 400
Electrical Resistance ISO 11713 milliohm-cm 3-4
Pore Volume Microscopy % > 70%
Mean Pore Size Microscopy Microns 1200


CFOAM® 35 HTC Typical Properties (US Standard)

Test Units CFOAM35 HTC
Nominal Density ISO 12985-2 lbs/ft3 25-31
Compressive Strength ISO 18515 PSI 218-261
Compressive Modulus ISO 18512 KSI 14-58
Tensile Strength ISO 12986-2 PSI 130-145
Shear Strength ISO 12986-2 PSI 145-580
Coefficient of
 Thermal Expansion ISO 14420 ppm/ºF 1.1-1.2
Thermal Conductivity ISO 12987 W/m-K 140-180
Maximum Operational Use Temperature Environment Dependent ºF 750
Electrical Resistance ISO 11713 milliohm-in 1.2-1.6
Pore Volume Microscopy % > 70%
Mean Pore Size Microscopy Inches 0.05


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