Glass and Basalt Fiber Bushings
Krastsvetmet produces glass and basalt fiber bushings from 100 to 4 000 tips, depending on customer request.
Unique zirconia grain reinforced materials (ZGR) are used in the manufacture of marble bushings and direct melt bushings. This technology allows 18-27% of metal inventory reduction and significant decrease of rhodium content in the alloy.
Key advantages of our glass and basalt fiber bushings are:
- reduced platinum inventory;
- reduced losses of PGMs in operation;
- increased productivity;
- increased lifetime;
- use of zirconia grain reinforced (ZGR) materials.
Alloys used in the manufacturing process:
- PtRh 93-7,
- PtRh 90-10,
- PtRh 90-10 ZGR (Zirconia Grain Reinforced),
- PtRh 80-20,
- PtRh 80-20 ZGR,
- PtRh 70-30.