During the International trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens in Frankfurt am Main, GKD intends to showcase hybrid mesh and textile produced, among other fibers, with the use of basalt fiber.
GKD, a leading company in the market of metal woven materials, develops various woven products from stainless steel and other materials. At the exhibition, GKD will show hybrid mesh and fabrics in which metal wire or fiber is combined with other fiber types: basalt, aramid, glass, ceramic, and polymers. Combining properties that are normally mutually exclusive in one product, the company often manages to realize significant cost savings. For example, the mix of process-relevant material properties in a hybrid mesh can replace time- and cost-intensive special coatings.
“The wide range of weave types and material combinations opens new solutions in areas in which metal mesh has not yet been used for optimising products or processes”, the company reports. “These tap a broad range of potential – from waste water filtration to carpets”.
During the show, the company will demonstrate a carpet made of fiber and a stainless steel. The product is said to exhibit strength and shielding from electromagnetic radiation while also maintaining the flexibility typical of a carpet.
Trade fair Techtextil will be held on May 9-12. The attendees will also see a knitting machine from Jakob Muller, able to process continuous basalt fiber.
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