KEY ADVANTAGES OF BASALT FIBRE-REINFORCED POLYMER MATERIAL
Basalt fibre materials are up to three times stronger and six times lighter than steel
Basalt fibre thermal conductivity is 100x less than steel.
Low density of the material enables the building of higher structures as well as reduced transportation costs.
Basalt fibre products are an environmentally-friendly alternative to steel, with a carbon footprint 40 times lower than steel production.
Compared to steel, basalt filaments are much stronger for the same diameter – a fraction of the weight with more strength. BFRP is also impermeable to acids, alkalis and corrosion, with a service life of more than one hundred years.
These materials will never corrode, helping to prevent the cracking of cement when water seeps in to cement and freeze-thaw action takes place.
BFRP is the cost efficient choice as extensive and expensive repairs can be prevented by building with the correct materials. By using basalt rebar instead of steel reinforcements, a concrete wall will have a much longer lifespan – saving money, materials, labour and time.
Prevent ‘spalling’ – which splits large chunks of concrete apart – particularly near salt water. In exposed coastal areas, the corrosion of steel in cement is visible everywhere. Basalt fibres and reinforcements are the perfect solution to this problem.
BFRP is the present material of choice. It is an inorganic fiber with high-strength, high-temperature resistance, excellent stability and chemical resistance. It is a natural material that is eco-friendly and inexpensive.
Basalt fiber and its composite materials can better meet the needs of structural materials in the fields of national defense construction, transportation, construction, petrochemicals, environmental protection, electronics, aviation, aerospace, etc., and have an important promotion for national defense construction, major projects and industrial structure upgrades effect. It is not only a green material that meets the requirements of the ecological environment in the 21st century, but also a competitive new material industry with sustainable development in the world's high-tech fiber industry. In particular, my country already has the basalt fiber manufacturing technology and process with independent intellectual property rights, and has reached the international leading level with the post-development advantage of "coming behind". Therefore, vigorously developing the basalt fiber and composite material industry is undoubtedly of great significance.