Basalt reinforcing meshes and scrims


Reinforcing mesh of basalt fiber

Nowadays up to 50% of our total production of Basfiber® goes to the geogrids and construction mesh manufacturing.


Use of Basfiber® in construction application allows to considerably increase thequality of road pavement and construction structures, to increase service life by 3-5 years and time between overhauls by 15%, decelerate the process of cracks and rutting formation compared to meshes produced of Е-glass.


This is the reason why more and more construction companies around the world use different types of basalt mesh and geogrid in their projects and why more and more mesh manufacturers begin production of basalt geogrid and mesh instead of traditional products made out of E-glass and other types of fiber.

Production technology

Sewing-knitting technology, used for mesh production, allows to achieve the best realization of physical and mechanical properties of basalt fiber in the end product.

Basfiber® reinforcing mesh for roads

See special Section «Geogrid mesh».

Basfiber® reinforcing mesh for construction

Basalt reinforcing mesh with alkali resistant coating was developed to prevent cracks as well as for reinforcement of mortars and non load bearing concrete.


The higher tensile strength of this product, compared to E-glass or steel, increases impact resistance and prevents from cracks appearance. This mesh can meet the expectations and strict requirements of most demanding companies from construction market.


Our high-performance, alkali-resistant basalt mesh will not rot, rust or corrode, and it provides increased strength in different cementitious applications. Thanks to its lightweight, easy install and use basalt mesh Basfiber® will be superior alternatives to steel.


Concrete floor reinforcement using basalt fiber mesh

Advantages and benefits:

  • Specially developed coating provides good adhesion with concrete to improve tensile strength and increase impact resistance.

  • High mechanical strength and modulus.

  • High resistance to chemical aggressive environment and in particular high alkali resistance won’t allow appearance of rust or corrode.

  • Minimizes crack width and spread

  • Easy to install and use. No special equipment is required.

  • Extremely low coefficient of heat conductivity significantly reduces heat transfer from building exteriors to interiors and significantly improves energy efficiency.

  • Much higher electrical resistance compared to steel.

 

Basfiber® reinforcing mesh for construction *


Mesh window size, mm25 x 25Basfiber® reinforcing mesh for construction
Surface density, g/m2190 ± 10
Breaking load, kN/mWarp>50,0 
Weft>50,0
Elongation at break, % 2,5 ± 1%
Roll width, m1
Roll length, m50

Basalt scrim 3.5 mm x 3.5 mm

Kamenny Vek offers new basalt scrim with a cell size of 3.5 * 3.5 mm. Possible applications for basalt scrim includes but not limited by: reinforcement of the plaster layer for both interior and exterior works, making of self-leveling floors, preventing cracking in gypsum plasterboards, insulation of vessels, tanks, oil and gas pipelines.

 

3.5 mm x 3.5 mm basalt scrim technical information*


Mesh window size, mm3,5 x 3,53.5 mm x 3.5 mm basalt scrim
Surface density, g/m2100 ± 15 
Breaking load, N/5 cm, minWarp > 1300
Weft > 1300
Roll width, m1
Roll length, m100

 

Comparison of basalt and other fibers used for road reinforcement


Properties of single filaments (ASTM D2101)Basfiber ®E glassAR glassPolypropylene
(ASTM D2101)(Каменный век)
Tensile strength, MPa4000-43003450-3800~3500~3500
Tensile modulus, GPa84-8772-767213

 

* - Upon customer’s request we’ll consider a possibility to manufacture scrims and meshes for roads and construction with other parameters, for example with reinforced weft and/or warp, other mesh window sizes etc.