Recyclable Resource

Basfiber® is an eco-compatibility material, characterized from an easier recyclability if compared for example, to glass fiber. In fact the principal problem in glass fibers recycling is that they melt during incineration, sticking to the inside of the incinerator chamber. The result is a costly clean-up effort and significant downtime. Basfiber®, instead, has a melting point about 1400°C. This means that after some composite material contained Basfiber® is incinerated, the only product left is an un-molten, fully usable basalt that can be swept from the incinerator. And this is naturally a considerable added value.

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Compared to other composite materials Basfiber® can be considered as Green Product because of the following reasons:

European distributor of Basfiber® performed a project with the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) from Belgium. The aim of this project was to carry out a screening life cycle assessment (LCA) of Basfiber® materials (basalt fiber and BCF woven fabrics) and its alternative glass fiber and glass fiber woven fabrics.

LCA is a suitable method to analyse the environmental impacts of products, processes and/or systems, from an entire life cycle perspective. LCA quantifies the potential environmental effects of a product over its entire life cycle, meaning that the extraction of raw materials, the production of materials and the product, the use and the end-of-life treatment are taken into account

The life cycle of the materials is divided in different life cycle phases:

When comparing the Basfiber®(and woven fabrics) with its alternative/competitor, the glass fiber (woven fabric) contributes significantly more to 12 environmental impact categories than the Basfiber® . In other categories the impacts of the Basfiber® are mainly due to the mining activities of the basalt rocks and the use of natural gas.

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