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fiberglass

, fiber glass (fi'ber-glas?)
Material made from fine fibers of glass and having many industrial uses, e.g., as insulation. The fibers are irritating and potentially damaging to the skin and lungs. Fiberglass is used in health care in the construction of orthopedic casts and splints.
Synonym: fibrous glass
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Owens Corning supplies fiberglass fabric to the Hajj Terminal at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia, which consisted of 210 tent-like structures covering nearly 3 million square feet
Fiberglas is a light-weight product that can be easily modified in the field.
Guardian Fiberglass is to close its doors at the end of this month at the Kingman Airport Industrial Park in Arizona which will lead to job loss of ninety people.
Replicating Washington sculptor John Dreyfuss' complex shapes meant carving them out of giant chunks of Styrofoam with a computerized milling machine, then covering them over with Fiberglas and carbon-fiber skins.
Other processors that are developing in-line coating or finishing systems include Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp.
The firm has used alliances to gain market access for a product to which its technology holds the key, as in the case of Owens-Corning Fiberglas, founded in 1938; to "leap downstream," as in the case of Siecor, a joint venture with Siemens to leverage Corning's optical-fiber capability; to apply internally developed technology; and to gain access to new technologies, as in the case of Genencor, an R&D alliance with biotech leader Genentech.
Entry: Update Winner: Bill Hamilton, ABC Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp.
Prior to his tenure at DAT Services/TransCore, he served in key management roles at ADEC and Owens Corning Fiberglas Corporation.
10-year limited warranty coverage applies to the following Owens Corning products: PINK FIBERGLAS (TM) Insulation in Batts and Rolls, PROPINK Loose Fill Insulation, PINK FIBERGLAS (TM) Loose Fill Insulation and EnergyComplete (TM) Air Infiltration Barrier.
Silverado Trailers was operating from the former site of Defoe's Blue Water Boats, which manufactured Fiberglas pleasure boats before closing in 1996.
Volant says it's better than Fiberglas in terms of springiness, control, rigidity, and stability.
Dolan said a 40-foot-length of a 24-foot-high fence had to be taken down and replaced in 1996 after a Fiberglas form failed while concrete was being poured.