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.

Another industry that appreciates the lightness of the material is the music industry. Carbon fibre is also very common in the textile industry where it is often used in different processes including in weaving fibres. This yarn can then be used to create many types of fabrics depending on its density and the type of fabric desired. In short, carbon fibre is ideal in applications that involve exposure to elevated temperatures or extreme atmospheric conditions, like in the case of heat shields, spacecraft, or in the brakes of Formula 1 vehicles.
Inoxstyle also includes this material in its products, such as our Carbon & Steel shower line, produced with stainless steel and carbon fibre.

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