Basalt Fiber Reinforced Thin Shell Structures
Basalt is greener than steel, a quarter the weight of steel, twice as strong, won't rust and behaves perfectly for the way we use it to design and build compound curved architecture without the need for an air-form or mold.
We utilize the natural qualities of highly engineered lightweight reinforcing components such as 'basalt fiber reinforcing bar' to structurally design and certify architectural structures of almost any shape.
A Basalt Reinforced 3 x 8.0m Dome Home Planned for Near Nimbin in NSW
Basalt Reinforced Concrete Shell Structures
What is Basalt Fibre
The production of basalt and glass fibers are very similar. Crushed basalt rock is the only raw material required for manufacturing the fiber. It is a continuous fiber produced through igneous basalt rock melt drawing at about1,500° C (2,700° F).
Though the temperature required to produce fibers from basalt is higher than glass, it is reported by some researchers that production of fibers made from basalt requires less energy due to the uniformity of its heating.
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What is Basalt Fibre Reinforcing Bar?