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Old 05-18-2008, 04:41 PM
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Basalt fiber

Few of the products made with basalt fibers include tripods, snowboards, and speakers.

"...similar to carbon fibre and fiberglass, having better physicomechanical properties than fiberglass, but being significantly cheaper than carbon fibre. It is used as a fireproof textile in the aerospace and automotive industries and can also be used as a composite to produce products such as tripods...suitable replacement for asbestos..."

"Strength-to-weight ratio of a basalt fiber exceeds strength of alloyed steel 2.5 times, strength of fiber glass 1.5 times."

Rods made of basalt fibers:
89% lighter in weight: one ton of basalt reinforcement rods provides the reinforcement of 9.6 tons of steel rebar

Basalt fiber objects

Last edited by Arrow : 05-18-2008 at 07:43 PM.
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