Basalt fibers can be air-texturized
Texturizing Basalt can be interesting from many points of views:
- The texturizing process allows to blend basalt with other technical fibers, such as E-Glass, S-Glass, Carbon, Kevlar, etc. Those then can be woven, braided, knitted, chopped, etc.
- The fiber becomes more bulky and can store more air between the filaments. This increases the insulation values
- Texturized fabrics, braids, knitted goods etc, have increased abrasion resistances
- In composite applications, it may alter the dry-time or wet-out time.
In many cases, the texturized basalt fiber will experience additional value added steps, therefore the
Aapplication ideas here are:
- knit braiding