Advanced fibre is a term used to describe any reinforcing fibres characterized by either extraordinary strength, modulus or resistance to high temperature; beyond those more well-known such as polyester, nylon, glass, etc. Read more..
by Kenneth Lyngaas on September 24, 2016
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 making them into thin wire fibres. Read more..
by Kenneth Lyngaas on July 31, 2016
Hard fibre is a term used to describe a group of fibres made from leaf and fruit monocotyledonous plants (vegetable fibres) obtained from the supporting tissue of large leaves from tropical, sub-tropical plants. The hard fibres are coarser, stiffer and much longer (i.e. 110-250mm as technical and only between 1.5 -4.4 mm as regular fibres) than, for example, the Bast fibre group (also known as soft fibres) Read more..
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