Basalt Chopped Fibers can be mixed directly into polymers and concrete to increase tensile strength and reduce cracking and chipping.
• Basalt chopped fibers are available from 13 microns to 19 microns in diameter
• Basalt chopped fiber lengths available from 3mm to 130mm
• Resistant to alkali in concrete and require no special coatings
• Basalt chopped fibers resist cold down to -260°F and heat up to 1,500°F
• Do not conduct electricity or induce electrical fields
• Basalt chopped fibers do NOT absorb or wick water
Basalt fibers unlike other fibers will not harbor bacteria or microbial growth. Corrosion is caused in municipal sewers by aerobic bacteria.These convert into sulfuric acids which quickly dissolve concrete. Basalt fibers 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 fully 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.
Basalt Chopped Fiber is available in the following lengths: 3mm. 6mm. 9mm. 12mm. 18mm. 24mm. 30mm. 36mm. 50mm. 63mm. 90mm. Purchase by the pound, kilo or 25kg bag. Also available, 12mm to 24mm with sizing applied for Portland cement. 9mm has special sizing for asphalt applications. Contact Nick for more information, basalt product prices and shipping quotes.