SEAL Basalt Knitted Fabric
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Through cooperation with various research and development partners, we have significantly expanded our know-how and integrated it into innovative products.
PETERSEIM Strickwaren GmbH has succeeded in processing a specific basalt yarn with conventional knitting technology into a knitted fabric that encloses construction elements lying below the water surface. In this way, foundations of bridges, wind turbines or other objects in the sea can be protected, cleaning and refurbishment cycles significantly extended and maintenance costs reduced to up to 40%.
The surface properties of basalt prevent algae growth and extend the possible residence time in the water. The raw material basalt thus offers a wide range of applications for the protection of maritime technologies and structures against natural influences. In combination with a drapable and elastic knitted construction, basalt can unfold its protective effect with its antibacterial, antimicrobial and high-strength properties, while at the same time protecting the environment by avoiding the use of synthetic materials. before. PETERSEIM Strickwaren GmbH received the InnovationAward at TechTextil 2017 for this textile-based solution SEAL.
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