1. Carbon fiber is extremely strong. When comparing the tensile strength to steel, carbon fiber is typically 500 KSI and steel is 125 KSI.
2. Carbon fiber’s strength to weight ratio is very good. It can be 70% lighter than steel and 40% lighter than aluminum.
3. Carbon fiber is thermally stable and can be conductive at low voltages allowing it to be used for heating and carrying a current.
4. Carbon fiber is flexible which allows it to be used for more applications than steel and aluminum such as hockey sticks.
5. Carbon fiber becoming more economical. It is now less than 1/10th of the cost in 2003. This is allowing it to be used in more markets and product designs.