Heat resistant basalt fibre clothing was showcased at Dutch Design Week 2017 among other sustainable projects of Bauhaus Universität Weimar, the university specializing in the artistic and technical fields.
Students Jakob Kukula and Anja Zachau
According to the designers, basalt fiber is mainly used as concrete reinforcement. However, such properties as high resistance to corrosive media, durability and ability to withstand temperatures up to 600 °C offer the possibility of new applications.
Focusing on high heat resistance of basalt fiber, young designers decided to
To recap, one of the world’s market leaders when it comes to the production of technical textile, Olbo & Mehler, invested 4 million euros in production facilities in 2017. A flagship product of this company is fire retardant basalt fabric, which won Inova Textil Award.
Terms: Fire resistance