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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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In 2016, PPG completed the sale of its European fiberglass operations to NEG and divested its ownership interests in two Asian fiberglass joint ventures.
In the 1980's Comfort Line debuted and introduced the first fiberglass window made in the United States, after recognizing the performance advantages of fiberglass.
He saw unreliable fiberglass equipment fail and noticed that oftentimes, companies that used fiberglass equipment did not know very much about the product, or whether they were using the right equipment for their needs.
Each of the fiberglass boat for Davao Oriental would replace the mostly wooden units of resident-fishermen destroyed by typhoon "Pablo" (Bopha) - the strongest weather disturbance to hit Mindanao in two decades, the BFAR officials said.
But the bigger vision is to provide their communities with technology transfer so that they ultimately become the manufacturing communities for fiberglass boats.
Polycarbonate has more than four times the impact resistance of fiberglass, exhibiting tensile strength of 900 pounds per square inch, compared to fiberglass's 220 pounds per square inch.
Basing the new plant in Yunlin is due to the firm's upstream supplier of fiberglass yarn, Fulltech Fiber Glass Corp.
All Corvettes since 1973 have used SMC body panels, but the material composition has changed dramatically, featuring less traditional fiberglass and more lightweight plastic.
The minister was accompanied on his visit to China by Abahsain Fiberglass chief executive Syed Maqsood and executives of the BIIP management team.
Market for Fiberglass product segments analyzed in a study includes Glass Wool and Textile Glass Fibers.
The Bahrain unit will additionally have an expanded productline catering to various segments of fiberglass applications, which is variedand used in almost every section of all industries," said Karel Verdegaal,sales and marketing director.
Fiberglass, also known as glass fiber, is a material made from very thin threads of glass.