Research & Development
Research and development (R&D) plays a significant role in increasing our competitiveness in the long term. We closely watch the trends in our target markets and where we can contribute to develop innovative solutions beyond the state-of-the-art. Examples are light-weight solutions, solutions for high temperature applications or innovative composite structures.
We have built up a strong multi-disciplinary team of experts who interact closely with leading companies, leading fiber producers, universities and institutes. This strong intelligence network is the foundation of innovative and value-added solutions which will hit the market in 5-10 years.
Development of a customized treated basalt fabric for high temperature applications up to 700 °C (1350 °F) – patented by OLBO & MEHLER.