Technology

Key Facts

For equal bending stiffness to carbon fibre, a 50/50 carbon/flax hybrid composite has:hybrid-material-diagram2

  • 15% lower cost
  • 7% lower weight
  • 58% higher vibration damping

Comparative Data

Technical Data

Carbon Flax Carbon/Flax Hybrid
 carbonfibre  flax  carbon-flax-hybrid
Density (g/cm3) 1.5 1.3 1.4
Thickness (mm) 2.8 3.2 2.7
Flexural modulus (GPa)* 47 12 44
Flexural strength (MPa)* 870 180 560
Damping loss factor** 0.012 0.028 0.019

* Measured using the 3 point flexure test method ISO 14125.
** Measured using the centre point impedance method ISO 16940.