Carbon fiber is literally a fiber made of carbon.
Thanks to its two key features (excellent strength and light weight) it is a favorite lightweight material to replace conventional metal materials.
The specific gravity of carbon fiber is around 1.8, which is approximately one-fourth of iron’s specific gravity of 7.8. Carbon fiber is also significantly lighter than aluminium and glass fiber having a specific gravity of 2.7 and 2.5, respectively. In addition, carbon fiber has excellent strength and modulus of elasticity: its specific strength is approximately 10 times the specific strength of iron, while its specific modulus of elasticity is approximately 7 times that of iron.
It is the most widespread used carbon fiber. It can be worked in many different ways, using many different technologies and it can be used to make any kind of product, from fishing rods to carbon shoes sole, from bicycle frames to automotive parts, from aerospace to wind energy. We were born using this type of fiber: we are really expert in using it and we like to.
It is a new type of fiber. As well as the long fiber, it can be worked in many different ways, using many different technologies. But it has some peculiar advantages.
For instance, with compression molding of short carbon fiber we can obtain products as performant as long fiber ones, but at a lower price.
We believe this new technology will change carbon fiber market and we are investing so much in it.