Mafic USA and Materials Group partner to increase use of basalt fiber in automotive industry
Green Car Congress
AUGUST 27, 2020
Mafic recently began operations at the world’s largest basalt fiber production facility in Shelby, NC. The fiber, both chopped and continuous, provides superior mechanical properties compared to glass fiber for injection molded-able thermoplastics used in a variety of auto parts. Mafic USA and The Materials Group (TMG) have allied to increase the use of basalt fiber compounded into injection molded thermoplastics within the automotive industry.