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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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"We've been quite successful because of our high quality, proximity tothe customers and reliability, he said, adding: "The demand for glassfiber for infrastructural projects in theGulf region is still high."
"We are happy to have identified Owens Corning as the buyer as it is vertically integrated and has ample resources to develop the glassfiber business further.
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Whereas wood-fiber composites compete largely with talc- or micafilled PP in auto parts, natural longfiber composites are aiming at glassfiber composites.
Unsaturated linear and dendritic polyesters have been prepared and photocrosslinked as surface coatings and glassfiber reinforced laminates.
where [r.sub.i] = interface radius; [Delta][r.sub.i] = interfacial thickness around glass fiber; [r.sub.f] = glassfiber radius = 6.5 [[micro]meter]; [v.sub.f] = volume fraction fiberglass; and [Lambda] = interaction parameter.
The plant, which manufactures glassfiber specialty reinforcements, has suffered from weakening demand in the wind energy business in North America.
The Mikkeli plant manufactures glassfiber products for composite industry, the major end users being wind energy, marine, sports equipment, and transport vehicle industries.
The coarse regrind appeared visually to retain a relatively high degree of glassfiber bundle integrity, whereas the fine regrind did not.
Ahlstrom has issued a proposal to start cooperation procedure on temporary layoffs at its glassfiber plant in Karhula, Finland.