Vulcan Catalytic Inc. of Portsmouth RI. is now incorporating basalt mesh in the construction of their catalytic ovens. The company had previously used fiberglass mesh in this application. Tests conducted by the company demonstrated that basalt has superior thermal performance (resistance to extreme temperature.)

Vulcan’s catalytic ovens are used in manufacturing processes such as powder coating where high heat is essential. Mike Chapman, President of Vulcan Catalytic expects his ovens with the basalt mesh will have a significantly increased lifespan.