Definitions for fiberglass
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
or fi′ber glass`
a material consisting of extremely fine filaments of glass that are combined in yarn and woven into fabrics, used in masses as an insulator, or embedded in resins to make boat hulls, fishing rods, and the like.
Category: Building Trades
Origin of fiberglass:
a covering material made of glass fibers in resins
US spelling of fibreglass
Fiberglass is a fiber reinforced polymer made of a plastic matrix reinforced by fine fibers of glass. It is also known as GFK. Fiberglass is a lightweight, extremely strong, and robust material. Although strength properties are somewhat lower than carbon fiber and it is less stiff, the material is typically far less brittle, and the raw materials are much less expensive. Its bulk strength and weight properties are also very favorable when compared to metals, and it can be easily formed using molding processes. The plastic matrix may be epoxy, a thermosetting plastic or thermoplastic. Common uses of fiberglass include high performance aircraft, boats, automobiles, baths, hot tubs, water tanks, roofing, pipes, cladding, casts, surfboards and external door skins.
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