We can distinguish carbon fabrics principally by weaving type that gives to the product a very diversified aesthetics. Below, the main types:
Twill fabrics are produced in such a way that the warp and weft fibers are woven diagonally, according to a 2/2 or 4/4 pattern. It means that every binding is separated by at least 2 or 4 warp fibers. The binding is the point in which the weft fiber is woven with the warp one.
Plain fabrics are produced with a simpler textile pattern, in fact the weft and warp fibers are woven horizontally and vertically with a 1 to 1 ratio. This kind of fabric is more rigid than the Twill one.
Satin fabrics have much less binding points than Plain and Twill fabrics, in this way the surface of Satin fabrics is more uniform. The product is thinner, smoother and more glossy.
The Jacquard weaving is obtained with special weaving looms and allows to obtain very complex textured fabrics.
At the end, with the Hybrid weaving is possible to obtain fabrics with different weft and warp fibers (carbon/glass, carbon/polyester fibers for example). Hybrid fabrics can be produced with Twill, Plain, Satin and Jacquard weaving techniques.