Basalt fiber Manufacturers Directory and Guide to Basalt fibers

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Basalt fiber is produced in a continuous process similar in many respects to that used to make glass fibers. Quarried basalt rock is first crushed, then washed and loaded into a bin attached to feeders that move the material into melting baths in gas-heated furnaces. At that stage, the process is actually simpler than glass fiber processing because the basalt fiber has a less complex composition. Glass is typically 50 percent silica sand in combination with oxides of boron, aluminum and/or several other minerals materials that must be fed independently into a metering system before entering the furnace.  Unlike glass, basalt fibers feature no secondary materials. The process requires only a single feed line to carry crushed basalt rock into the melt furnace. On the other hand, basalt fiber manufacturers have less direct control over the purity and consistency of the raw basalt stone.  .While basalt fiber is still not widely used, it is slowly making its way into the hand of consumers. At price points that vary between S-glass and E-glass, basalt fibers have properties akin to S-glass. A common use is in the fire protection sector because of its high melt-point.

Basalt is well known as rock found in virtually every country around the world.  Its main use is as a crushed rock used in construction, industrial and highway engineering. However it is not commonly known that basalt can be used in manufacturing and made into fine, superfine and ultra fine fibers. Comprised of single-ingredient raw material melt, basalt fibers are superior to other fibers in terms of thermal stability, heat and sound insulation properties, vibration resistance and durability.

ASGLAWO (Germany) operates internationally and is a manufacturer of innovative insulation and reinforcement products that are often especially developed in response to client requirements. The company is a medium-sized enterprise and is characterized by its dynamic growth and technical expertise. Since the privatisation in 1990 ASGLAWO has invested more than 8 million in office and production facilities. Towards the end of 2001 a further 4 million was spent on expanding the current site to establish a new production hall. The range of ASGLAWO insulation materials are absolutely ideal for the protection from fire, heat and excessive noise. Whenever high temperatures or sound need to be drastically reduced within a short distance, ASGLAWO products offer all the appropriate prerequisites to meet that challenge. Temperature resistance is offered from 250 C to more than 1100 C

Basalt fiber & Composite Materials Technology Development (BFCMTD) [Ukraine / Hong Kong]: is a research-and-production company, which specializes in technologies development, equipment manufacturing, industrial production organization. At the moment the company offers the following technologies, equipment & materials:

  • Industrial equipment for manufacturing of continuous basalt fiber (CBF)

  • Industrial equipment for manufacturing of materials and composite materials on the basis of CBF

  • Industrial equipment for manufacturing of super thin basalt fiber (STBF), staple thin basalt fiber (TBF), basalt scale & the materials made on their basis

  • Energy saving technologies

  • High temperature composite materials.

Address: Hong Kong unit: Unit D, 10/f , China Overseas Building, #139 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, H K  Chinese unit: Room 101 #10 Shenbo Rd, 83 Lane, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, P.R.China, 201204. Phone: +86 (021) 68926717

Basaltex (Belgium): BASALTEX, a Line of Technical Textile Products of the Masureel Group. Mineral continuous filament and chopped fiber for a wide variety of technical and industrial applications, from basalt. They also supply needlepunch felts, and woven fabrics and tapes.

ISOMATEX (Belgium): is first European manufacturer of volcanic fibre product (Volcanic Rock's Filament - FILAVA) in basis of a well-homogeneous mixture of several substances intended to improve the mechanical and/or chemical properties whose main contents are the basalt. Their products satisfy the high-performance segment of the world-wide market of reinforced materials suitable for different finished products, as well as for composite products, epoxy resins, gasket materials, muffler linings, virgin filaments and other products. Created recently and established in Centre of Europe their company become one of the best in the world from the technical point of view and at the same time has proven itself as a reliable partner in the wide market of high-performance reinforcements market. They are attentive to the new developments in fibre stretching technologies, which lets promptly improve the final product in accordance with the increasing demands of time and market.

Kamenny Vek (Russia): The company Kamenny Vek was established in 2002 in Dubna, Moscow Region, Russia. Kamenny Vek manufactures basalt continuous fibers. The main goal of their company is a quality of their products and excellent service and support. Their plant is equipped with modern hardware that allow for achieving the highest properties and the best quality of basalt fibers. The best labs and specialists worldwide are involved in development, production, testing and quality control of their products. Their basalt fibers show 15-20% higher tensile strength and modulus, better chemical resistance, extended operating temperature range, better environmental friendliness and recyclability than regular E glass all in one material - getting close to and sometime outperforming high strength glass, carbon and other specialty fibers but beating them price wise.

Research Institute Glassplastics and fiber: is a leading science and production enterprise, which specializes in developing and utilization of technologies and process plants for diverse glass fibers (basalt, silica, quartz) and also materials and products on the base of fibers mentioned above (pressboard, mates, textile, plates, shells, various insulation reinforcing materials etc) production. Their enterprise was created as scientific organization for developing and utilization at the USSR branch plants technological processes for manufacturing almost all types of glass fibers, including silica and quartz. Therefore, post- Soviet Union plants, that maintained glass fibers manufacture base on technological principles, developed by All-Union Research Institute "Glassplastics and fiber" (AURI GF). "Glassplastics and fibre" is scientifically research institute, which is engages creation of technical knitted materials from glassfibre and mixed types of fibres complex . It Is group of materials with specific properties, which are used as reinforcing component in glassplastic designs, where the application woven fabrics are not expedient. The laboratory of knitted and non-woven fabrics of OJSC Research Institute "Glassplastics and fibre" engages in development of structures and technologies of manufacturing new resistant and rainforcing of materials. The modern equipment and large research-production experience of employees of laboratory allows in short terms to adjust industrial release of diversified production - from thin cords and sleeves to thick cloths and geotextile grids.

Sudaglass: They own and operate our fiber manufacturing facilities, ensuring customers reliable, consistent supply of fiber products at predictable prices. Woven from yarns made from continuous-filament basalt, these fabrics are manufactured to varying thickness, weight, weave pattern and weaving technique according to end-use requirements. Basalt chopped fiber is continuous filament cut to predetermined lengths to suit a particular application. They are usually coated with a sizing/binder to make them compatible with other materials and elements with which it has to coexist the primary end product (concrete mix, for instance).With a thermal range of -260 C to +982 C (1800 F) and melt point of 1450 C, Sudaglass fibers are ideal for fire protection and insulative applications. Sudaglass fibers are 100% natural and inert. They have been tested and proven to be non-carcinogenic and non-toxic. Manmade fibers with a diameter of six microns or less are considered an inhalant hazard. Sudaglass fibers and fabrics can take the heat and take a pounding. They're stronger and more stable than alternative mineral and glass fibers, with tenacity that exceeds steel fibers many times over. Address: Sudaglass fiber Technology, Inc. 14714 Perthshire, Suite A Houston, TX 77079 USA Tel: (001) 281.496.5427

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Technobasalt (Ukraine): Basalt is well known volcanic lava rock that could be found in virtually every country around the world. Its main use is as crushed rock in construction, industrial and high way engineering. However, it is not commonly know that basalt can be manufactured into fine and superfine fibers. Continuous BASALT fiber is a unique product derived from volcanic lava deposits. fiber is manufactured from BASALT rock in a single-melt process and comprised of single-ingredient raw material melts. BASALT fibers are superior to other fibers in terms of thermal stability; heat and sound insulation properties, vibration resistance, resistance to chemically active environments and durability.

An inert rock found worldwide, basalt is the generic term for solidified volcanic lava.  Safe and abundant, basalt rock has long been known for its thermal properties, strength and durability.

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