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Fiberglass (or fibreglass) (also called glass-reinforced plastic, GRP, glass-fiber reinforced plastic, or GFRP), is a fiber reinforced polymer made of a plastic matrix reinforced by fine fibers of glass. It is also known as GFK (for German: Glasfaserverst\u00E4rkter Kunststoff). 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 aircrafts (gliders), boats, automobiles, baths, hot tubs, water tanks, roofing, pipes, cladding, casts, Surfboards, and external door skins.





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Fiberglass
Fiberglass (or fibreglass) (also called glass-reinforced plastic, GRP, glass-fiber reinforced plastic, or GFRP), is a fiber reinforced polymer made of a plastic matrix reinforced by fine fibers of glass. It is also known as GFK (for German: Glasfaserverstärkter Kunststoff). Fiberglass is a lightweight, extremely strong, and robust material.
FiberglassBritish inventionsGlass applicationsFiberglassAmerican inventionsComposite materials

Contact dermatitis
Contact dermatitis is a term for a skin reaction resulting from exposure to allergens or irritants. Phototoxic dermatitis occurs when the allergen or irritant is activated by sunlight.
Contact dermatitisOccupational safety and healthContact dermatitis

Mineral wool
Mineral wool, mineral fibres or man-made mineral fibres are fibres made from natural or synthetic minerals The latter term is generally used to refer solely to synthetic materials including fibreglass, ceramic fibres and stone wool. Industrial applications of mineral wool include thermal insulation, filtration, soundproofing, and germination of seedlings.
Mineral woolMaterialsBuilding insulation materials

The Holloways
The Holloways were a four-piece indie-rock band from North London.
The HollowaysEnglish indie rock groupsTVT Records artistsAlumni of Middlesex UniversityMusical groups from London

Glass wool
Glass wool (UK) or fiberglass insulation (US) is an insulating material made from fiberglass, arranged into a texture similar to wool. Glass wool is produced in rolls or in slabs, with different thermal and mechanical properties.
Glass woolGlass typesBuilding insulation materials

Sandwich-structured composite
A sandwich-structured composite is a special class of composite materials that is fabricated by attaching two thin but stiff skins to a lightweight but thick core. The core material is normally low strength material, but its higher thickness provides the sandwich composite with high bending stiffness with overall low density.
Sandwich-structured compositeComposite materialsAerospace materials

Laminated bow
A laminated bow is an archery bow in which different materials are laminated together to form the bow stave itself. Traditional composite bows are normally not included, although their construction with horn, wood, and sinew might bring them within the above definition. This term usually refers to bows made of wood, fiberglass, or other modern materials.
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Fiberglass molding
Fiberglass molding is a process in which fiberglass reinforced resin plastics are formed into useful shapes.
Fiberglass moldingProduction and manufacturingGlass applications

Fiberglas Tower
Fiberglas Tower is a skyscraper located at 200 North Saint Clair Street in Toledo, Ohio. Constructed in 1969, the building rises to a height of 400 feet (120 m). Until 1996, the tower served as the world headquarters for Owens Corning, when the company moved to a different location within Downtown Toledo along the Maumee River.
Fiberglas TowerBuildings and structures completed in 1970Skyscrapers in OhioBuildings and structures in Toledo, Ohio

Fiberglass spray lay-up process
Fibreglass spray lay-up process is very different from the hand lay-up process. The difference comes from the application of the fibre and resin material to the mould. Spray-up is an open-moulding composites fabrication process where resin and reinforcements are sprayed onto a reusable mould. The resin and glass may be applied separately or simultaneously "chopped" in a combined stream from a chopper gun. Workers roll out the spray-up to compact the laminate.
Fiberglass spray lay-up processComposite materials

Fiber-reinforced polymer

Fiber-reinforced polymer

Fiberglass sheet laminating
Fiberglass sheet laminating is the process of taking a thin fiberglass sheet and laminating it to another material in order to provide strength and support to that material.
Fiberglass sheet laminatingComposite materialsGlass applications

Chop (fiberglass)
A chop is a form of fiberglass consisting of short 6-8 inch lengths of glass that is shot out of a pneumatic gun with resin in to a mold. This method is used often when one side of the finished product is not seen, or when large quantities of a product must be made cheaply and quickly without regards to strength. Corvette fenders and boat dinghies are commonly manufactured this way.
Chop (fiberglass)Composite materials

Fiberglass mesh
Fiberglass mesh is a neatly woven, crisscross pattern of fiberglass thread that is used to create new products such as tape and filters. When it is used as a filter, it is not uncommon for the manufacturer to spray a PVC coating to make it stronger and last longer. The most common place to find fiberglass mesh is in tape products. Sheetrock finishers use the mesh frequently. In fact, it is common to replace the paper tape used to float the joint between two pieces of sheetrock.
Fiberglass meshComposite materials