Mafic basalt fabric was molded in HP RTM system with epoxy and its properties were compared to composites with glass and carbon fiber.
Basalt fabric composites performed on the intermediate level between glass and carbon composites. Basalt fiber composite offers a direct increase in performance over glass fiber composite.
Ian Swentek, Jeffrey Thompson, Gleb Meirson, Vanja Ugresic, Frank Henning
Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research
This work was done in collaboration and funded by Mafic