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Basalt fibers as reinforcement for composites

The presented data indicate that basalt has potential for replacing E-glass in several composites, especially when resistance to extreme conditions is required. However extra research may be needed e.g. on the adhesion with different resins.

Necessary rock studies of the gabbro and andesite basalt groups for the suitability as the raw material base for the production of continuous basalt fiber (CBF). A unique technique including laboratory melting and pilot-industrial melting at the high-tech equipment.

Van de Velde K., Kiekens P., Van Langenhove L.
Department of Textiles, Ghent University, Zwijnaarde, Belgium

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