Basalt fiber

Basalt fibers are produced by melt spinning a 1400 °C mass of molten basalt. The diameter of the resulting filaments is usually between 10-20 µm. Basalt fibers are mainly used in fiber-plastic composites, but also in areas such as filtration, horticulture and concrete reinforcement. In order to achieve a better bond to the plastic matrix in the field of fiber-reinforced materials, basalt fibers are often equipped with a silane sizing.

Pros and cons
Basalt fiber Properties

Advantages

  • High tensile strength (higher than glass fibers)
  • Exceptional temperature resistance
  • Non-flammable
  • UV-stable
  • Natural product
  • High corrosion resistance
  • Low moisture absorption

Disadvantages

  • High density (specific weight)
  • Not electrically conductive

Basalt fiber
Manufacturing process

After the raw basalt has been crushed and purified, it is melted at 1450 °C and, after pressing, drawn through nozzle holes to form filaments with a diameter of 10-20 µm. For better matrix adhesion, the filaments are additionally equipped with a silane sizing. In the subsequent process, the filaments are spun into yarn, combined into a roving or processed into short-cut fibers.

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technology and
quality of the fibre

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