Materials

Fiberglass
Fiberglass

Fiberglass or glass fibre consists of extremely fine fibers of glass. It’s the primary reinforcing agent in composite products called Fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) or Glass reinforced plastics (GRP).

The two main kinds of fiberglass are S glass and E glass. E-glass has good insulation properties and it will maintain its properties up to 1500 degree F (815 deg C). S-glass has a high tensile strength and is stiffer than E-glass.

Fiberglass has proven to be the most suitable alternative for manufacturing pipe systems around the world in the past few years because of it its various benefits. The primary benefit of using fiberglass reinforced products is that it is light in weight, highly corrosion resistant making it easier to transport and install, when compared to other structural materials like concrete and steel. It is also very durable in nature, making it able to withstand extreme conditions. It is also an effective mode of transport to carry fluid materials. Furthermore its ability to adapt itself to various applications and market segments make it quite attractive.

Fiber glass when combined with thermosetting resin cures to form the rigid composite structure which can be used for several applications. The different types of fiberglass are single or multi end roving, woven roving, chopped strand mat, textile yarn, chopped strand, combo mat, veil, multi-axial or UD fabrics, wet chop etc.

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