Dive1 F25 Carbon-Fibre Backplate-System
We strongly believe that Dive1 F25 Carbon-Fibre Backplate-System is the next generation of BCD you ever need for true light weight BCD. Strong yet lasting, this is the ultimate luxury product line up in our showroom till date!
Weighing in at 1.8 kg (Complete set consist of carbon fibre plate, 25LB Bladder, cambands, hardware), what more can you ask for in a true travelight backplate system?
What is Carbon Fibre?
Carbon Fibre is a polymer and is sometimes known as graphite fibre. It is a very strong material that is also very lightweight. Carbon fibre is five-times stronger than steel and twice as stiff. Though carbon fibre is stronger and stiffer than steel, it is lighter than steel; making it the ideal manufacturing material for many parts. These are just a few reasons why carbon fibre is favoured by engineers and designers for manufacturing.
Carbon fibre is made of thin, strong crystalline filaments of carbon that is used to strengthen material. Carbon fibre can be thinner than a strand of human hair and gets its strength when twisted together like yarn. Then it can be woven together to form cloth and if needed to take a permanent shape, carbon fibre can be laid over a mould and coated in resin or plastic.
On top of being strong, carbon fibre:
- Is high in stiffness
- Is high in tensile strength
- Has a low weight to strength ratio
- Is high in chemical resistance
- Is temperature tolerant to excessive heat
- Has low thermal expansion
Because of this, carbon fibre is very popular in many industries such as aerospace, automotive, military, and recreational applications.
How is Carbon Fibre made?
Carbon fibre is made from a process that is part chemical and part mechanical. It starts by drawing long strands of fibers and then heating them to a very high temperature without allowing contact to oxygen to prevent the fibers from burning. This is when the carbonization takes place, which is when the atoms inside of the fibers vibrate violently, expelling most of the non-carbon atoms. This leaves a fiber composed of long, tightly inter-locked chains of carbon atoms with only a few non-carbon atoms remaining.
A typical sequences used to form carbon fibres from polyacrylonitrile involves spinning, stabilising, carbonising, treating the surface and sizing.