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.

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

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