You can find a comparison to E-Glass, S-Glass or other materials by clicking here: Basic Comparison To Other Fibers.
Knowing how Basalt compares to other fibers allow to precisely engineer an optimal solution, which could also be in form of a hybrid (combining Basalt with other Fibers made from Glass, Carbon, Kevlar, etc.)
An Example of an Engineered FRP.
In Fiber Reinforcement Products (FRP) the engineer chooses the fiber, based on the desired outcome. E.g. if lighter weight requirements at identical strength to currently used fibers are required or if higher strengths are necessary while staying within the weight specifications.
There are other examples relevant to durability, corrosion resistances, break strength, chemical resistances, thermal applications, etc.
Engineers often choose unidirectional fabric when strength mostly in one direction only is required. This then presents a more lightweight and cost attractive solution.
Weights: 5.9 oz/syd – 8.8 oz/syd
Length: 54.5 yd