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3 Aerospace Applications of Basalt Fiber 

Posted by Craig Barry on Feb 12, 2018 9:02:00 AM



Basalt fiber is one of the most common alternatives to fiberglass. It’s made from the extremely fine fibers of basalt stone which is itself composed of the minerals plagioclase, pyroxene, and olivine. Because basalt fiber has such high thermal resistance, it’s often used for high-intensity applications such as those found within the aerospace industry.

B&W Fiberglass works with many partners in the aerospace industry, many of whom are heavily invested in the physio-mechanical properties of basalt fiber. Here are three applications in aerospace that make perfect sense for this high-performing material.

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Topics: Uses of Fiberglass, Aerospace, Basalt Fiber

Product Spotlight: Basalt Fiber

Posted by Craig Barry on Feb 16, 2017 10:21:00 AM

As a company focused in the textile and advanced material space, we know there are many different fiber products to choose from for different applications. But how do these products perform to best achieve your needs? Maybe you’re looking for something like glass fiber, but a bit stronger?

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Topics: Textiles, Basalt Fiber, Materials