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Basalt fibre

Basalt fibre

Basalt fibres Basalt fibres made from rock solidified from volcanic lava are suggested by some as the alternative to glass. Until recently, they were used solely in the form of basalt ‘wool’ for thermal insulation purposes, however, new technology open for...
Glass fibres

Glass fibres

Glass fibres Glass, existing in a wide range of types for several end uses, is usually made by melting silica (sand material) at very high temperatures and adding to the melt the necessary fabrics. High temperatures always incur large energy costs. The extraction of...

Inorganic fibres

Inorganic fibres A type of Another type of fibre that is becoming more important is in the inorganic category. Fibres produced from materials that are present in the Earth’s crust refers to inorganic. These fibres can easily be made from naturally occurring...