Stainless steel fibers for composite reinforcement

Stainless steel fibers for composite reinforcement
Bekaert stainless steel fiber reinforcement for structural polymers features high stiffness and high strain-to-failure. The fibers have been designed for easy dispersion into the polymer matrix. Thanks to the excellent dispersion, only a small quantity of fibers is required; providing optimal reinforcement without significantly increasing the weight of the polymer construction.

Improve the strength and impact resistance of your polymer composites

Structural fiber-reinforced polymers like carbon or glass fiber composites are brittle and weak. To enhance the toughness of the composite structure, reinforcing fibers need to be added. These fibers need to be both ductile as strong. However, most known ductile fibers such as polymer fibers have a low stiffness, making them pliant yet brittle on impact.  Steel fibers, however, feature both high stiffness and high strain-to-failure. 

Light-weight and easy to process

The low fiber dosages reduce the weight of the compound. The fibers can be used as a master-batch and have been designed for easy dispersion into the polymer matrix for both injection molding (dry blend) and for compounding. This gives you full freedom of design.

Quality and service assured

The quality of our products is ensured by integrated production and the use of high quality materials. Our global presence means that your products are manufactured to strict international standards of safety and quality. Our local support means that we are at your service at all times.

Advantages

  • High ductility
  • High stiffness
  • High strain-to-failure
  • Allows a flexible design

Applications

Materials plastic
Sports & leisure
Automotive
Aeronautics
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    Situation You want to apply innovative solutions tailored to your projects

    Solution We analyze possibilities and come with economical solutions

    Result Save money and time during construction

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    Situation Want to create long aesthetical walls and avoid movement joints

    Solution Applying Brickforce® allows me to double my joint distance

    Result With Brickforce® masonry reinforcement I can create new and exciting masonry wall design

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    Situation Skiers count on safety when they go up the mountain

    Solution In close cooperation Bekaert developed superior quality wires that meet the technical customer requirements of ropeway constructors

    Result The customer handles the production of the cables, but also on-site weaving (or splicing) and installation. The cables have a life expectancy up to 40 years

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    Situation We need a safe solution and huge monthly volumes

    Solution Via tests in the Bekaert lab, we worked out the required fiber mix with the lowest cost to serve our customers

    Result Cost efficiency must not be a compromise on quality

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    Situation Customer demand for compact boiler design through a total solution.

    Solution Joint development of an environment-friendly burner system.

    Result Customers improve their competitiveness.

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