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DR SERGEY OSNOS, BASALT FIBRE & COMPOSITE MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY energy consumption. This kind of equipment was developed recently. It is now installed and used by four companies, making it possible to increase production output regularly. JCM: Could you tell us why the USSR was the only country conducting research on CBF? S. O.: Initially, CBF technology development in the USSR was a closed programme. Therefore, there was no contact with scientists and engineers from abroad. Then Owens Corning in the USA and the DBW Company in Germany began research on CBF At the moment, . South Korea, Austria and the USA are also working on CBF technology. The EU and various other countries also have basalt production costs. Ultimately, the expansion of CBF production and application sectors will be determined by production costs and volumes. So far, there are only a few companies producing CBF The demand . for CBF and CBF materials is growing fibre research programmes. JCM: Does CBF compete with glass fibre or any other type of fibre? S. O.: CBF does not compete with fibre glass by any means. Its properties place it in between glass and carbon fibres. CBF has its own fields of application, which are determined by its special properties such as its chemical and thermal stability. It is also possible to produce composite materials combining carbon fibres and basalt fibres.According to certain estimates, the world’s annual production of glass fibre is 3.5-4 million metric tons. In contrast, CBF annual production is 3,0005,000 metric tons only, so there is obviously no competition between these two materials. significantly every year, exceeding the existing offer by far. Developing CBF technology and equipment will make it possible to organize industrial production on a large scale. More information: www.basaltfm.com JEC Composites Magazine: Do you know why CBF is not produced in large volumes worldwide? Sergey Osnos: CBF industrial production has a short history of only 20 years. CBF technology was developed in the USSR. The initial industrial equipment was very expensive and energy-hungry. Thus, profitable CBF production was only possible in the Soviet Union and in other countries with cheap energy.Developing sound CBF industrial production required the design of new equipment with lower They were looking for a more heatresistant fibre for materials used in Toyota car mufflers. An agreement was signed and a Ukraine-Japanese joint-venture for CBF production was established in 2000. Modular industrial installations were developed and the company now produces 1,200 metric tons of CBF every year. After the Japanese, the Korean and the Chinese became interested in basalt technology and equipment. A new modular CBF installation with low energy consumption was developed and commissioned in Chengdu for the production of continuous basalt roving and CBF fabrics. The experience in China gave a new impetus to the development of basalt technologies. New types of basalts were tested for CBF production and new types of energy-saving equipment were developed and launched. In 2006, Basalt Fibre & Composite Materials Technology Development Company, Ltd, a Ukrainian company, invented a new series of basalt equipment, which made it possible to reduce CBF production costs to a level comparable or even lower than that of E-glass fibre. Conclusion There are good prospects for increasing equipment output and further lowering No35 September 2007 / JEC Composites Magazine
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NEWS WORLDWIDE
- Companies
- Agenda of events
- 2008 JEC Singapore
BUSINESS
- Market survey
- Niche markets
- Trends
- Human capital
FEATURE - MARINE
- Market
- Raw Materials
- Process
- Application
USERS’ PLATFORM
- Composites in the world
- Successful partners
- Applications
KNOW-HOW
- Warp knitting technology
- Testing
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #35 - September 2007 - - Composites in the world
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