One of the leading basalt products manufacturers in the USA, Basalt America, announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Florida capable of producing approximately two to three miles of basalt rebar per day.
Owing to the government programme, students at the University of Tennessee were able to hands-on study of the methods for composite manufacture, including those based on basalt fiber.
Basalt America’s basalt rebar (RockRebar®) was used to build the bridge without any steel reinforcement.
KomAR LLC from the city of Izhevsk (Russia) has presented a modified epoxy-based emulsion to be used as a film forming dispersion for glass and basalt fiber sizings.
A continuous basalt fiber and composites plant will be built in the city of Mtsensk.
US-based startup X-Winder created the world's first small scale winder for continuous fibers, including basalt fiber. The machine can also process carbon fiber, Kevlar or fiberglass.