CARBON FIBRE: INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS
In the prior article we discussed carbon fibre, a high quality composite material. In this article we will look further into the industrial and commercial applications of carbon fibre.
Carbon fibre is generally used in the creation of composite materials in high quantities. These are referred to as “composite” because they are made of two or more materials, and in this particular case the material is carbon fibre.
Carbon fibre is used above all to reinforce composite materials and to increase their aesthetic value.
Since carbon fibre is simultaneously very strong, yet lightweight, it is often used to build watch cases or as a container for compressed gas, the first and foremost of these being air. Carbon fibre shows up often in the transportation industry, whether in daily uses as with bicycles, to more sophisticated applications: carbon composites make up 50% of construction materials in many airplane and helicopter models because, compared to others, it weighs less, thus making the final product safer, while also reducing the final carbon impact on the environment.