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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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The threaded rods as well as most other screws are made of glassfibre reinforced polyamide.
Glassfibre rods gave great service for some 10 years and then they gave way to the carbon-fibre rods.
Mineral wool or glassfibre pipe insulation, which is wrapped around the pipe, is useful on exposed fittings.
To prevent the ingress of heat into the refrigerated enclosure through the rear doors, these have been insulated and panelled with a white glassfibre sheet.
The puppets are still the originals which Jan moulded out of glassfibre and Vlasta dressed in outfits she designed.
The Corporation became involved not only in local import substitute products, but acquired stakes in export-oriented companies like Bolux, Lazar Kaplan and Owens-Corning, the world's leading supplier of glassfibre.
The spirals are a glassfibre carcass lined with wear resistant polyurethane, all housed in a steel frame.
The Eisbach building is linked to the bank's central computer via Token Ring; vertical linking is provided by glassfibre, whereas multiple copper cabling provides horizontal linkages.
Cyclics has alliances with Ahlstrom Glassfibre Oy, Alcan Composites, BASF, Davy Process Technology, The P Group, and PolymersNet Co.
Hopes were pinned on a Hillman Imp-powered glassfibre monococque roadster but the firm was wound up in 1966.
According to Architect Riccardo Roselli "The concept of the hotel is based on a large folded casing wrapped around modules containing the rooms and achieved by applying an outer skin made from a glassfibre reinforced composite material.
There's enough power to go really fast, but a bonus is you can feel what the car is doing, and if you do get a bit too Jenson it will give you a gentle warning so you can slow a bit before you end up sitting in a load of broken glassfibre.