Peterseim Strickwaren has broad know-how in advanced knitting techniques and can process a diverse range of difficult materials, including thermoplastic fibres.. To develop a new insulation coating, the researchers used antibacterial, antimicrobial and strength characteristics of basalt fiber. They stress that the most difficult thing was to weave the basalt yarn into a specially woven construction. The use of this protection for the maritime systems suffering from corrosive environment can reduce maintenance costs by up to 40%.
Techtextil Innovation Award is held as part of Techtextil’s annual exhibition of technical textiles and nonwovens. The winners are awarded in four categories: “New application”, “New technology”, “New product”, “New material”.
This year Techtextil attendees saw basalt-based solutions and technologies presented not only by the winner of Techtextil Innovation Award. GKD showcased basalt fiber reinforced hybrid fabrics and mesh in Frankfurt am Main. Olbo & Mehler demonstrated fire retardant basalt fabric, which won Inova Textil Award two years ago.