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Glass Fibre

Written by: Mrs Ayodya Kavitha, K. Shreyas & K.VijayaLakshmi


Abstract:


Glass fibre is a special type of synthetic fibre. It is also known as fibre glass that is a material consisting of numerous extremely fine fibres of glass. It is very strong fibre. The versatility of glass as a fibre makes it unique industrial textile material. Glass fibre in fabric form offers an excellent combination of properties from high strength to fire resistance.


Glass fibres exhibit useful bulk properties such as hardness, transparency, resistance to chemical attack, stability, and inertness, as well as desirable fibre properties such as strength, flexibility, and stiffness. Glass fibres are used in the manufacture of structural composites, printed circuit boards and a wide range of special-purpose products. It is used to make flame proof, water proof fabrics, high performance aircraft (gliders), boats, automobiles, baths, hot tubs, water tanks, roofing, pipes, cladding, casts, surfboards and external door skins.


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