FACTS ABOUT CARBON FIBRE
In the previous Focus articles regarding carbon fibre we have discussed various aspects of its composition, characteristics, and the industrial sectors which use the “fibre of the future”. We shall close this chapter therefore with a few interesting facts that are sure to once again underline the incredible performance of this material.
Graphite Configuration: this is the secret of the elevated mechanical properties of carbon fibre. The carbon atoms are arranged in this particular pattern thanks to prior treatments that the material undergoes.
Thinness: carbon fibre is ten times thinner than human hair. Therefore, to increase its resistance the single strands are joined in filaments that are then braided together to form an actual material.