Resilience: The ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape – elasticity – and the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties – toughness.

Composites materials can be very resilient and reparable in comparison to current choices of materials in constructions, building products, sporting goods, automotive and trucking materials, marine, oil and gas industries etc.

Mandates are now or soon to be, in place for companies to comply with and provide serious life cycle analysis as to how their materials comply. How they intend to improve the whole production processes.

Sustainable composite materials are a crucial and key development for the future. Our basalt volcanic rock fiber composites are going to be a huge part of that initiative.

Composite circularity solutions are achieved by integrating basalt fiber with the right resins. These include renewable thermoplastics and bio-based resins, as well as non-toxic and non-flammable resins.

Climate impact data and life cycle studies of basalt fiber show it far preferable and less invasive than most all other fiber options. Basalt is purely rock. Whereas other fibers consist of a combination of materials, each with their own CO footprint.

  • Basalt is mined from rock which expended its gasses millions of years ago. Typically pultruded right at the mine. Basalt is easily disposed of, recycled or remelted and reused.
  • Basalt never corrodes, is UV immune, non-conductive and resistant to aggressive acids, salts and chemicals. It is an incredible electrical insulator.
  • Basalt fibers handle hundreds of degrees hotter or colder temperatures and are far more impact capable than most alternatives.
  • Basalt is non-respirable and does not interfere with RF communications type signals. It also does not harbor bacterial or microbial growth.
  • Basalt has an over 24% higher flexural modulus of elasticity than fiberglass. Is much more easily recyclable with the right resins.

Carbon fiber is too stiff, it has no flexibility, it shatters on impact, and is expensive, is not nice to work with and conducts electricity.

Basalt is a perfect complement for natural fibers like jute, hemp, flax. Co-mingling of fibers improves the properties of the natural fibers significantly. Basalt has stiffness but flex, does not shatter, and is affordable while being easy to work with.

The ESG ( Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria include Carbon emissions, Air and water pollution. Deforestation. Green energy initiatives. Waste management. Water usage. Fair labor practices and customer satisfaction.

Reduced use of fossil fuels are achieved with basalt fiber production by more than 50% compared to steel. Very little water use and significant pollution reductions are obtained in basalt fiber productions.

Truck bodies and automotive parts as well as marine vessels made from basalt with renewable resins will last decades longer, be far more impact tolerant, UV immune, recyclable and fire retardant.

Fire proof resins are now available to allow basalt to be used in areas not being used because of fire issues. Examples are Naval and Air vessels. Fire proofing that does not give off toxic noxious smoke will save many lives.

Sporting goods are perfect for basalt fibers. More bounce per ounce,

Oil and gas pipelines, water lines, mines and tunnels reinforcements, airport runways and hospital MRI rooms all benefit from basalt as a better alternative. Roadways, bridges etc., all will last longer and cost less in life cycle analysis.

Resilient basalt volcanic rock fibers are here, they are cost effective, tested and proven and ready to be the leading composite fiber option for use everywhere.