T800- and T1000-class products are in pilot or small-scale productionã€‚ Large-scale carbon fiber plant opens in Jiangsu (People's Daily)08:18, November 16, 2011 Edited and translated by People's Daily Online Beijing, Nov.16 (People's Daily Online) --On Nov. 11, a domestic 1,000-ton-level fully-automatic carbon fiber production line with complete independent intellectual property right was established in Danyang of Jiangsu province and put into operation. Carbon fiber, as a new high-tech material, is an emerging strategic realm that China will develop as a priority in the 12th Five-Year Plan. It is widely used in areas, such as the aviation and rail traffic. The reporter learned that the global demand for the carbon fiber increases by 12.9 percent annually on average and had reached 40,000 tons in 2010. The Hengshen Fiber Material Corporation, Ltd., located in Danyang of Jiangsu province, has successfully overcome many technical barriers and established and successfully put into operation four advanced production lines with large production capacities. The T300-class product of the lines has passed the examinations of domestic and international authorities and its annual output is as high as 1,000 tons. The T700 product of the lines successfully developed by the corporation has passed the examination of a domestic third-party authority, and it is expected that it will realize full-scale production by the end of 2011.