Carbon fibre reinforced materials

Almost all engineering and high-performance plastics are available with carbon fiber reinforcement instead of glass.

Why choose it?

  • Extreme strength or stiffness is required.
  • It’s a bonus if the material is also lightweight.

Why not choose it?

  • Unlike glass, carbon fiber increases the product’s electrical conductivity. Sometimes that can be an unwanted property.
  • Despite high strength and modulus, carbon fiber reinforced products typically have lower impact resistance.
  • Price. You might be able to achieve optimal performance by changing the base material. That would probably save you some money.

Typical applications:

  • Sports equipment
  • Race cars
  • Aviation
  • High quality and performance bicycles components

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