All octoport furniture is produced entirely of carbon to make it light, durable and, of course, sustainable. But what is carbon actually?
Carbon fibres are fibres about 5 to 10 micrometres in diameter and composed mostly of carbon atoms. Carbon fibres have several advantages including high stiffness, high tensile strength, low weight, high chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance and low thermal expansion. These characteristics have made them very popular in aerospace, motorsports and yachting. To produce a carbon fibre, carbon atoms are bondend together in crystals that are more or less aligned parallel to the long axis of the fibre as the crystal alignment gives the fibre a high strength-to-volume ratio – making it very strong for its size. Several thousand fibres are bundled together to form a tow which may be used by itself or woven into a fabric.
For the upholstery octoport uses only use high-quality fabrics which are all wind, (salt)water and sun resistant. Our dutch supplier combines traditional workmanship with innovative techniques and a customer-oriented approach to business. He has been delivering luxurious, hard-wearing and tailor-made soft furnishings for ships and yachts for more than 50 years now.
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