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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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It has been found from data that with the incorporation of 40% glass fibre ([S.
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We can cut the amount of carbon fibre used in half and still keep 85-95% of the strength and stiffness, plus the addition of glass fibre is bumping up the durability by up to 25%.
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.
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.
range, for instance the Aim, 1100 and Mini types could no longer be passed as roadworthy if glass fibre sills were fitted without a strong supporting metal framework.
The demand for glass fibre in the Middle East is growing rapidly, especially with the boom in construction.
With a view to removing these concerns, the parties offered to divest two of Owens Corning's glass fibre reinforcements plants located in Battice, Belgium and in Birkeland, Norway.
The fixing flame is retracted and the LFI mixing head sprays the PUR matrix with its embedded long glass fibres onto the shaped and grained skin.
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We are planning to further upgrade our cable networks, which will enable us to provide our existing Internet users with multi-media services such as high speed Internet and interactive digital television, as well as a wide range of e-commerce services, all via a single glass fibre cable.