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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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The glassfibre flagpoles have been especially finished to suit the rigging of the tiered seating and the firm created bespoke pots for the flagpoles to be fixed into for the duration of the event.
The threaded rods as well as most other screws are made of glassfibre reinforced polyamide.
Jonjo O'Neill and Tony McCoy can once again team up to good effect with Urban in the AJ Glassfibre Handicap Chase.
In addition to automatic continuous measurement, EERC collected samples of TSP (24 h) with glassfibre filters in the city centre (Viru).
Glassfibre rods gave great service for some 10 years and then they gave way to the carbon-fibre rods.
Mineral wool or glassfibre pipe insulation, which is wrapped around the pipe, is useful on exposed fittings.
To prevent the ingress of heat into the refrigerated enclosure through the rear doors, these have been insulated and panelled with a white glassfibre sheet.
The puppets are still the originals which Jan moulded out of glassfibre and Vlasta dressed in outfits she designed.
The Corporation became involved not only in local import substitute products, but acquired stakes in export-oriented companies like Bolux, Lazar Kaplan and Owens-Corning, the world's leading supplier of glassfibre. It branched into the hotel industry, acquired stakes in game lodges and helped bring about Botswana's first world-class private hospital to Gabarone,
The spirals are a glassfibre carcass lined with wear resistant polyurethane, all housed in a steel frame.