An Introduction to Basalt Rock Fiber and Comparitive Analysis of Engineering Properites of BRF and Other Natural Composites

An Introduction to Basalt Rock Fiber and Comparitive Analysis of Engineering Properites of BRF and Other Natural Composites.

Continuous basalt fiber is more efficient and eco-friendly than most glass & carbon fibers.

Continuous basalt fibers can be processed to have higher tensile strength than steel and are rust free as they are chemically inert. Basalt as a fiber used in FRPs and structural composites has high potential and is expected to grow at a significant rate due to its high temperature resistance, abrasion resistance, ultraviolet resistance and high-energy electromagnetic radiation

Basalt fibers are ideally suited for demanding applications requiring high temperatures, chemical resistance, durability, mechanical strength and low water absorption.

Such structures combine the best properties of each component to possess enhanced mechanical & superconducting properties for advanced applications. Growing demand of basalt fiber from new application markets of the world is also expected to contribute to the growth of the basalt fiber market.

Due to the wide application of basalt fibers in markets such as building & construction, automotive, wind energy, electronics, marine, and others, the global basalt fiber market is expected to reach $400 million by 2025, growing at a rate of 12% from 2018 to 2025.

Author:

Piyush Sharma,
Department of Civil Engineering, Amity School of Engineering & Technology
Amity University, Haryana, India.

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