fiberglass

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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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To prevent the manifold from losing any pressure, the engineers at Agru opted for a solution that involved an HV liner pipe with glass-fibre lamination.
This special surface texture will ensure that the glass-fibre laminate bonds to it permanently and securely," Steindl said.
The glue was either used in an unmodified form or modified by the addition of 5.5% w/w milled (60 mesh) glass-fibre (FiberTek[R], Burnaby, BC, Canada).
Fracture toughness was also significantly improved by reinforcing adhesive bond lines with glass-fibre (Figure 3).
The effects of through-reinforcement and addition of glass-fibre to adhesive bond lines on 5% maximum fracture toughness values of specimens, a reporting parameter for ASTM D5528-13, are shown in Figures 4 and 5, respectively.
Results in Figure 6 show the positive effects of through-reinforcement on load sustained by specimens bonded with an unmodified polyurethane adhesive (Figure 6(a)), and specimens bonded with a polyurethane adhesive reinforced with 5.5% glass-fibre (Figure 6(b)).
I am sure if the carbon-fibre rods had not arrived on the market the glass-fibre rods would have been further developed.