fiberglass

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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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With the acquisition of Saint Gobain's reinforcements and composite fabric businesses, the company has redefined the fibre glass market.
The report analyzes the two main segments of the fibre glass industry - insulated as well as composites and assesses opportunities available for the players.

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