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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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PPG's European fibre glass business reportedly manufactures reinforcement materials for thermoset and thermoplastic composite applications.
National Fibre Glass Factory have an illustrious clientele which include the Ministry of Health, BankMuscat, Saud Bahwan, Ministry of Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Diwan of Royal Court and the likes.
Thomas Kerr, PPGa[euro](tm)s vice president, fibre glass, expects demand for fibre glass in applications such as infrastructure, transportation and wind energy to increase in view of the projected expansion of the Indian economy.
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