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Basalt Fibre Fabric

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Created by Ramona Saturday, 18 May 2019
Ramona
NSW, 4887 posts
Saturday , 18 May 2019 8:10AM
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I have done a fair amount of fibreglassing and laminating epoxy with fibreglass cloth and carbon fibre but I have not seen this stuff before. One of the major downsides of carbon fibre is that it does not handle UV well. This stuff is cheaper and is UV resistant! Anyone had any experience with it?

beyondmaterials.com.au/?fbclid=IwAR3RROFW4D23JUN_c9jJI-5X9tXk5rXGk48Nwm7dsavzOspXe40UnlVoa5Q

woko
NSW, 430 posts
Saturday , 18 May 2019 8:53AM
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Looks like a good product. The reo and mesh would be of interest to anyone contemplating a ferro build. But I guess that caper has been and gone.

LooseChange
NSW, 1923 posts
Saturday , 18 May 2019 9:14AM
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The carbon fibre itself is very UV resistant, it's the epoxy resin that is not UV stable, so if you are going to laminate your basalt fibre cloth with epoxy you will still end up with the same problems. Epoxy lamination's (including exposed glue lines) should always be painted with a UV resistant coating.

boty
QLD, 471 posts
Monday , 20 May 2019 9:29AM
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LooseChange said..
The carbon fibre itself is very UV resistant, it's the epoxy resin that is not UV stable, so if you are going to laminate your basalt fibre cloth with epoxy you will still end up with the same problems. Epoxy lamination's (including exposed glue lines) should always be painted with a UV resistant coating.


agree wholeheartedly but this stuff sounds interesting I will consider it for engine room work

sydchris
NSW, 199 posts
Monday , 20 May 2019 10:12AM
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Looks interesting, a bit of history and strength comparisons here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basalt_fiber

sydchris
NSW, 199 posts
Monday , 20 May 2019 10:22AM
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There is also a lighter weight available here: www.sanded.com.au/products/basalt-ban-hybrid-fibreglass-per-metre



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