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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 boats have been converted to fibreglass ones of similar sizes, and therefore have no negative effect on fish stock in the country, as every fishing permit holder is committed to using approved fishing gear, which is registered on their fishing licence.
Annually more than 15,000 tonnes of reinforced fibreglass will be produced here and sold to customers in the transportation, recreational and alternative energy industries in the Middle East, US, Europe, Asia and to developing markets including Brazil.
The recently established Abahsain Company Fibreglass manufacturing plant at the BIIP will be a potential supplier of raw material to Ilium.
In March of this year, Dr Fakhro announced another new investment at the BIIP in the fibreglass sector from Saudi Arabian Amiantit Company based in Dammam.