Why Carbon?

Carbon fiber is a material consisting of fibers of about 5 - 10 μm in diameter – mainly carbon atoms. Several thousand carbon fibers are bundled together to form a string that can be used on it’s own or woven into a cloth.

The properties of carbon fiber - like high degree of stiffness, high tensile strength and elasticity, low weight, high chemical resistance, high degree of temperature resilience and tolerance and low thermic expansion, are all properties that has made carbon fiber a popular material in aerospace science, the military, motorsports, industrial production and several competitive sports.

When carbon fiber is combined with other materials a composite is created. When combined with plastic materials carbon fiber reinforced plastic is created. These types of materials have a very high strength to weight relationship. 

Carbon 600xXXX  

Mass Tensile strength Elasticity module
Type kg/m³ Mpa Gpa
Steel Low-Grade 7750 150-1500 210
Steel High-Grade 7600-8000 200-2000 190-205
Aluminium Alloy 2700-2800 34-500 ~70
Glass fiber E-Glass 2540 2400 73
Carbon fiber T700 1770 5300 235


Synergy effect by achieving weight reductions


The high strength contra weight ratio of carbon fiber makes it possible to reduce the weight significantly while maintaining the desired strength in a given construction. When carbon fiber is used the weight is reduced significantly which leads to a large reduction in the level of fuel consumption, which again leads to a reduction in the CO2-emission.

By choosing carbon fiber -> Hull weight is reduced -> reduction in operational power -> requires a smaller engine -> lower overall weight -> less fuel consumption -> less CO2-emission. This also opens the possibility of using the advantage of the lower weight by allowing more passengers or larger cargo and thereby heightening the effectiveness of the vessel.

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