Carbon fiber, as a raw material, has been treated to handle heat from below 0 to 2500 degrees Fahrenheit. In most cases the limiting factor is the matrix or resin system, not the reinforcement material such as carbon fiber, fiberglass or Kevlar. Epoxies are no longer a simple brush on mix of basic compounds. Chemists have spent years maximizing the function of the matrix by blending epoxies with ceramics and a number of other ingredients. It is a precise science where strength, durability, function and temperature all have to be considered. K&N's products are engineered with specific resin systems for application specific needs. These products must take into consideration such things as: fire retardant resins, ceramic blends to handle high heat and flexible systems for damage tolerance. This same kind of consideration goes into everything K&N makes.