When it comes to Temperatures

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Basalt Fibers can withstand continuous temperatures up to approx. 1,040 degrees F and short term peak temperatures of up to 1,300 degrees F. In the eyes of many people, these values are considered to be conservative. Often, companies post much higher values; but Basalt is Basalt, the chemical composition is normally not altered. Having that […]

Textile Process – Lamination

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Lamination is the technique of manufacturing a material in multiple layers, so that the composite material achieves improved strength, stability, sound insulation, appearance or other properties from the use of differing materials. A laminate is a permanently assembled object by heat, pressure, welding, or adhesives        Courtsey of Allendale Fibertech Corporation  

Textile Process – Twisting

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Twisting is the process which applies turns to one or multiple strands of yarns. Turns can be in S-Direction and they can be in Z-direction. Depending on the intended following production process, the amount of turns/ inch or turns / m can vary. For better visibility, following is an example of a twisted cotton strand: […]

Textile Process – Weaving, Slashing, Warping

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The process in brief: In weaving cloth, the warp is the set of lengthwise yarns that are held in tension on a frame or loom. The yarn that is inserted over-and-under the warp threads is called the weft, woof, or filler. Each individual warp thread in a fabric is called a warp end or end. Warp means “that which is thrown across” (OldEnglish wearp, from weorpan, to throw, […]

Basalt-Fibers

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To our knowledge, Basalt-Fibers are currently not manufactured in the USA. There are only a hand full of manufacturers. The properties of Basalt suggest great niche applications between traditional E-Glass Fibers and S-Glass, Carbon, or other Fibers used for thermal resistant or fiber reinforcing products (FRP). Other countries in Asia and in Europe seem to […]