basalt fiber

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Scope note
Fiber created by heating crushed basalt and drawing the molten material into filament. It has been used as a strengthening agent in the construction industry, aerospace, for fire and environmental protection, and for automotive and vessel manufacture. It is recognized for a variety of properties including resistance to temperature fluctuations, acids and alkalis, and radiation. It exhibits good wave adsorption and is also used as an element in sound insulation.
basalt fiber
Accepted term: 22-Jul-2024