Technology

CFS® solutions address new environmental issues in architecture, construction and civil engineering, public infrastructure and equipment (urban furniture), OEM manufacturers, architects, real estate and hospitality.

TechnoCarbon®’s comprehensive skillset provide for adequate composite material solutions to be delivered to customers and prospects, according to their needs at the best quality/price ratio.

Multi-tasks

Thanks to its technology, TechnoCarbon® offers products in CFS®: semi-finished in the form of thin and thick sheets, walls, beams, building elements, pipes and other parts for equipment and consumer goods, and finished in the form of heated counters for restaurants or heaters, for example.

Functional

CFS® is perfectly adapted to the needs of the civil engineering, construction, energy, aerospace, defence and design sectors.

Since it does not use any rarefied natural resources such as fresh water or sand, it offers many economic, technical and environmental benefits.

Composition

CFS® is a stone – carbon fibre layered composite material. It is cured at relatively low temperature compared to other materials such as metals or cement, thereby enabling substantial manufacturing energy savings. The stone can be replaced by other minerals (glass, ceramics, recycled materials) allowing, in the long term, to create new products that are more economical or even more sustainable.

It is a family of composite materials whose manufacture has a carbon footprint 90% lower than that of traditional materials.

Carbon fibre

Developed in the 1950s and 1960s in Japan and the United States, carbon fibre has extraordinary physical properties: light, resistant and rustproof.

Until recently, its high cost has limited its use to aerospace and military applications.

The vision of Kolja Kuse, inventor of CFS®, was to combine this amazing material with stone to offer industrial solutions, adapted to the current environmental context and its impact on high CO2 emitting sectors.

The benefits of cfs®

À la fabrication

An extraction cost of the necessary raw materials equal to or lower than that of cement or steel.
No heavy transformation stone
= No GHG emissions
Increased resistance to traction, compression, shear, cracking, high and low temperatures, corrosion, fire...

À l'utilisation

Low density and slim structures
Reduced risk, time and energy required for handling, storage, delivery and installation.
Mechanical resistance equivalent to that of metals while being lighter.
Durability, insensitivity to corrosion and chemical agents, ease and speed of installation, reduced technical constraints.
Excellent longevity
Slow decay
Fully and easily recyclable at the end of life by separating the carbon fiber and the stone.

Industrial process

CFS® is made by assembling two types of high quality materials: carbon fiber and stone, which represent 99% of its composition.

Zero waste, CO2, fine particles, use of sand, economical use of fresh water.

Fabrication

Extraction hydraulique de blocs de pierre en carrière
Factory Cutting in plates of 1 to 4 cm.
Thermal Cycles
Low flatness tolerance / high cutting standards
Carbon fiber and stone assembly (patented processes)
Finishes according to destinations and applications

Intellectual property

TechnoCarbon® is at the forefront of innovation and has protected its technologies and manufacturing secrets through multiple patents registered with EPO or INPI.

The Research & Development aspect being a cardinal value of the company, some of them are still kept secret.