I want to use a woven carbon fiber tube in cloth form to act as an acoustic absorber in a 40 mm internal diameter pipe. The bad news is that it has to carry a variety of solvent/air mixtures at temperatures up to 80 °C.
When it is cut to length the ends fray horrendously. Now, an obvious way to stop this would be to put some tape around the end. Unfortunately I cannot find a tape that can withstand alcohols, ketones, hydrocarbons and chlorinated hydrocarbons. The solvents are why I am using carbon fiber in the first place. I could move to glass fiber but I expect I would encounter a similar problem.
How can I stop the cut ends of the mat from fraying?