Started by Texas Tornado, February 18, 2011, 07:46:29 AM
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QuoteGlass fiber is inexpensive and corrosion-proof, but not as strong as steel. Recently, spun basalt fiber, long available in Eastern Europe, has become available in the U.S. and Western Europe. Basalt fibre is stronger and less expensive than glass, but historically, has not resisted the alkaline environment of portland cement well enough to be used as direct reinforcement. New materials use plastic binders to isolate the basalt fiber from the cement.