fiberglass

(redirected from glass fibre)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
When a particle that is coupled to the glass fibre is irradiated with a laser in such a way that it emits light of a particular sense of rotation, the emitted light will thus propagate into just one particular direction inside the glass fibre -- either to the left or to the right.
Now, with these new hybrid long glass+carbon fibre composites, PlastiComp has a stepping stone material in the middle of the glass fibre to carbon fibre gap that can be 20-50% less expensive with hardly any performance hit.
Why you should buy Top 19 Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic (GFRP) Composites Companies 2014: Leaders In Aerospace, Energy, Construction, Marine, Automotive & Sporting Goods What is the future of the glass fibre composites market?
Clear market positioning for the leading glass fibre composites companies - Top 19 glass fibre composites companies by revenue and market share % - 69 tables, charts, and graphs analyzing the leading glass fibre companies - Let our analysts present you with a thorough assessment of the current leading composites companies and their prospects.
Along with the ongoing development of the region, safety concerns have always been a priority, especially elements such as road safety as cities become more densely populated, said the glass fibre reinforcement specialist.
Barrier walls are being reinforced more and more often with glass fibre reinforcement due to corrosion problems that often occur when traditional steel-reinforced concrete is used,' he said.
Compared to E-glass, HiPer-texao glass fibre delivers overall superior performance: 30 percent higher strength; 17 percent higher stiffness; 45 percent higher strain energy; 10 times greater fatigue resistance and 30 percent lower coefficient of linear thermal expansion.
The demand for glass fibre in the Middle East is growing rapidly, especially with the boom in construction.
It should be recognized, though, that this procedure can result in reduction in glass fibre lengths that exist in the nylon; however, this factor was ignored since all samples were prepared using the same conditions of temperature and screw speed (rpm).
The World Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic (GFRP) Composites Market 2013-2023: Prospects for Fibreglass & GRP report will be of value to current and future potential investors into the global healthcare packaging industry, as well as companies and research centres who wish to broaden their knowledge of the world glass fibre reinforced plastic (GFRP) composites market.
Sales Volume and Gross Margin of CPIC's Glass Fibre, 2008-2012
The first Section of the report presents brief information on existing technologies of glass fibre production and used raw materials.