THREE FACTS ABOUT CARBON FIBER – AND A CEMENT JOKE
WHERE DOES CARBON FIBER COME FROM?
Carbon fiber is typically made of a material called polyacrylanitrile (PAN) fiber. It is cooked to extremely high temperatures, which burns off all of the non-carbon material and leaves a series of very thin, long fibers. The more processing, the more the stiffness increases. The carbon fiber sheets which SEALED uses for foundation repair is woven in several patterns, depending on where we will place it.
CARBON FIBER HAS APPLICATIONS OTHER THAN FOUNDATION REPAIR
Carbon fiber is a great solution for many foundation crack repairs. But its light weight has other advantages. The next generation of carbon fiber could reduce the weight of automobiles by 50% and increase fuel efficiency by 35%.
ANOTHER OF CARBON FIBER’S MANY USES
At SEALED we recommend a carbon fiber to repair the larger cracks we find. But did you know that carbon fiber has overtaken the high-performance bicycle world within the last two decades and now accounts for almost all bicycle frames made.
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