Basalt fiber testing and evaluation

The objective is assessment of the usability of continuous basalt fibers as the reinforcement of injection molded thermoplastic composites.

The main activity of Global Basalt Engineering LLC is creation of effective productions on release of continuous basalt fiber (СBF) with technologies of the last generation and composites on the basis of СBF (Basalt Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites as BFRP).

Our department has already done successful efforts to produce such composites using short basalt fibers made by a specialmelt spinning technology in Hungary. Several different commercial products have been created using this material, mostly replacing glassfiber reinforced compounds. These fibers have relatively moderate mechanical properties, but they are very cheap, which makes them remunerative even if they are applied in greater proportion than the glass fibers.

Tamás Deák, Ph.D. student Budapest University of Technology and Economics Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Department of Polymer Engineering, Budapest, Hungary.

Companies: Mechanical Properties

Terms: Mechanical characteristics

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