Interviews

Maxim Chernykh, Basalt Projects Group: «There are significant advances in all the fundamentals of basalt production»

Maxim Chernykh, Basalt Projects Group: «There are significant advances in all the fundamentals of basalt production»

The founder and managing director of the Basalt Projects Group, Maxim Chernykh, spoke about the state of the basalt industry, the distinctive features of basalt technologies and the plans of the Basalt Projects Group.
Roman Butusov, Krastsvetmet: “We want to make bushings with not less than 10 month life cycle”

Roman Butusov, Krastsvetmet: “We want to make bushings with not less than 10 month life cycle”

Principal manufacturing engineer of Krasnoyarsk based (Russia) Krastsvetmet, Roman Butusov, talked about benefits and prospects for the growth in production of platinum & rhodium alloy bushings when he met our correspondents during Composite-Expo 2018 in Moscow.
Lubomir Tulaсh, VUTC: “We have unique technical solutions”

Lubomir Tulaсh, VUTC: “We have unique technical solutions”

Lubomir Tulakh, CSc. (engineering), a representative of the Czech manufacturer VUTC a.s., is speaking about weaving machinery used for the manufacture of basalt fiber textiles.
Vladimir Nelub, IEC ‘Composites of Russia’: Basalt fiber has huge export potential

Vladimir Nelub, IEC ‘Composites of Russia’: Basalt fiber has huge export potential

Vladimir Nelub, Director of IEC ‘Composites of Russia’ (the Bauman Moscow State Technical University) and Moscow Composite Cluster, is speaking about the composite industry in Russia and plans of the Inter-branch Engineering Centre (IEC) to promote composites.
Max Betteridge: “When I saw what basalt could look like I was sold”

Max Betteridge: “When I saw what basalt could look like I was sold”

Max Betteridge, a 26 year old product designer form Auckland, New Zealand built a custom-made motorcycle based on Ducati Monster, wrapping it in basalt fiber. He found time to tell us about his project and specifics of basalt fiber applied for the motorcycle bodyworks.
Yury Ganfeld, Basalt Technology UK: “The market is mature for basalt fiber based products”

Yury Ganfeld, Basalt Technology UK: “The market is mature for basalt fiber based products”

Yuriy Ganfeld, Head of Business Development for Basalt Technologies told us why it is important to build continuous basalt fiber manufacturing facilities in the Middle East, whereas factories for manufacturing basalt composites – in Europe.
Nikolay Ablesimov, Basalt Projects: CBF will gradually fill a niche of chemical resistant and fire proof composites

Nikolay Ablesimov, Basalt Projects: CBF will gradually fill a niche of chemical resistant and fire proof composites

Nikolay Ablesimov, professor, Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Natural History, Science Adviser to Basalt Projects JSC, speaks about the current state and prospects for the Russian market of continuous basalt fiber and basalt composites.
Raimonds Cirulis, designer: we can make basalt a competitor of carbon even under mini-lab conditions

Raimonds Cirulis, designer: we can make basalt a competitor of carbon even under mini-lab conditions

Raimonds Cirulis is globally famous for his collection of furniture made from basalt fiber. You will learn much more about this person from this interview and will get surprised how versatile and gifted this person is, how deep his knowledge and intention to research and apply basalt fiber, and also…
Rodrigo Romo, PISCES: Our research in basalts can offer benefits to Hawaii

Rodrigo Romo, PISCES: Our research in basalts can offer benefits to Hawaii

Rodrigo Romo, Program Director for PISCES, told us why basalt fiber manufacturers got interested in the Hawaii basalts and how aerospace technologies can contribute to the state economy.
Aleksey Azarevich, Basalt Center: “We are a bridge between science and business”

Aleksey Azarevich, Basalt Center: “We are a bridge between science and business”

Developing innovative solutions and testing the operational ones in order to implement them in the industry, and also qualified staff training are burning issues for the basalt industry.
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