Plain-woven carbon fiber-filled polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) composites w
ere fabricated by radiation-crosslinking under selective conditions. High m
echanical and frictional properties are found in the composite materials co
mpared with crosslinked PTFE without fiber. The composite materials with op
tional shapes, which are laminated after electron beam (EB) crosslinking tr
eatment of each mono-layer could also be fabricated. (C) 2001 Elsevier Scie
nce Ltd. All rights reserved.