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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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Finnish non-wovens and speciality papers producer Ahlstrom Corporation (OMX Helsinki: AHL1V) said on Tuesday (3 June) that it has inaugurated its new glassfiber tissue production facility in Redkino, Tver Region, Russia.
The production of glassfiber reinforcements at the site will continue as before.
Unsaturated linear and dendritic polyesters have been prepared and photocrosslinked as surface coatings and glassfiber reinforced laminates.
According to experts, in 2010, the market expects a slight increase in glassfiber - 2%, and in 2016 the market volume will have grown by 31% compared with the 2009 results.
The coarse regrind appeared visually to retain a relatively high degree of glassfiber bundle integrity, whereas the fine regrind did not.
The report profiles 78 companies including many key and niche players such as Advanced Glassfiber Yarns, LLC, Asahi Fiber Glass Co.
Ahlstrom has issued a proposal to start cooperation procedure on temporary layoffs at its glassfiber plant in Karhula, Finland.
In other news, Ahlstrom will double its production capacity for specialty glassfiber reinforcements in the U.
Ahlstrom already operates a liaison office in Delhi, India, which markets a range of products including specialty papers, nonwovens (medical, food, wipes, technical), filtration, glassfiber tissue and specialty reinforcements.
In March the company initiated a 38 million [euro] investment in a new glassfiber tissue plant in Redkino, Tver, Russia.
The report profiles 79 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Advanced Glassfiber Yarns, LLC, Asahi Fiber Glass Co.
Ahlstrom's Glass nonwovens business serves the windmill, marine and transportation markets with a range of specialty reinforcements and glassfiber tissues.