Basalt Chopped Fibres can be mixed directly into polymers and concrete to increase tensile strength and reduce cracking and chipping.
Basalt Chopped Fibres – Features & Benefits
• High tensile strength
• Resistant to alkali in concrete and require no special coatings
• Resist cold down to -260°F and heat up to 1,500°F
• Do not conduct electricity or induce electrical fields
• Do not absorb or wick water
• Will not harbor bacteria or microbial growth
• Has good fatigue resistance
Basalt Chopped Fibre – Specifications
• Basalt Chopped Fibre Length: 10mm
• Basalt Chopped Fibre for applications: portland cement and asphalt
Basalt fibres unlike other fibres will not harbor bacteria or microbial growth. For example corrosion is caused in municipal sewers by aerobic bacteria. These convert into sulfuric acids which quickly dissolve concrete. Basalt fibres will not harbor these bacteria. Due to basalt’s low thermal conductivity, deposition of salts and paraffin’s inside the pipes is also reduced.
Structural basalt composite components (such as pipes and rods) are made from unidirectional basalt reinforcement. In combination with its high specific strength (9.6 times as high as steel), high resistance to aggressive media, and high electrical insulting properties, this results in specialty products such as insulators for high voltage power lines.
For asphalt applications, over one half inch less thickness can be laid down saving tons of asphalt while gaining a 30-50% better lifespan!
Basalt composite pipes can transport corrosive liquids and gases. So, thinner panels with less cracking and the ability to maintain fine molded details without small areas chipping off or breaking.