Infinite Composites Technologies Joins Space Race

TULSA — For a first-time visitor, the eight spools of black ribbon hanging on racks inside a glass-enclosed cabinet at Tulsa's Infinite Composites Technologies might be mistaken for giant rolls of black yarn. Or spools of wrapping tape. Or oversized bobbins of thread.

The large spools actually hold carbon fiber material, 10 times stronger than steel yet almost as light as the yarn used to make a pair of socks.

Infinite Composites Technologies (ICT) uses the carbon fiber material to manufacture patented, linerless composite pressure vessels that can store all types of gasses at pressures of 3,000 pounds per square inch or higher.