How To Distinguish Between Carbon Fiber Pole And Aluminum Pole?
Some customers are surprised at the sturdiness of the HIBLE carbon fiber flag pole. They wonder why a carbon fiber pole is light but stronger than an aluminum pole and a wooden pole.
Actually, carbon fibers have several advantages including high stiffness, high tensile strength, low weight, high chemical resistance, high-temperature tolerance, and low thermal expansion.
Some manufactories will use cheap aluminum to make flag poles and claim it's carbon fiber flag poles. How could we break out of the trap?
Here are two ways to test if a flag pole is made of real carbon fiber or cheap aluminum.
1. Bend it
Carbon fiber is a stable and sturdy material. It's not easy to bend or break. While aluminum is easy to bend and deform. We ever have added 88lb barbells to our carbon fiber pole! The flag pole is still straight and keeps in its original status.
Here is the video of the HIBLE flag pole load-bearing test:
2. Burn it
Aluminum cannot burn in the air but carbon fiber can. You will see layer by layer carbon fiber fabric after burning the flag pole.
Here in the video, we test the material of the HIBLE carbon fiber flag pole (black and silver):
As the most stable element, carbon can last for a long time. The flag pole made of carbon fiber will stay with you for many years!