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Fiber glass basics

  1. 1. Fiberglass Group 1 Jonathan Madrid Marc Villaruel Brian Tan Anthony Chiang
  2. 2. What is Fiberglass? <ul><li>It is a common material used in many appliances. It’s a very complex material, but with today’s technology, it is made with ease. </li></ul><ul><li>Basically, it is glass that has been worked into narrow threads for textile applications. </li></ul><ul><li>It is mainly for insulation purposes. </li></ul><ul><li>It is also used to create glass-reinforced plastic and fiber-reinforced polymer, both of which are essential in multiple industries </li></ul>
  3. 3. What are different types of Fiberglass? <ul><li>There are two types; the S-glass and the E-glass. </li></ul><ul><li>S-glass is a high strength fiber made of magnesium alumina silica which is used in the military and other applications where high strength fibers are required. </li></ul><ul><li>E-glass is roughly around 20% weaker than S-glass, but that’s because S-glass is more expensive. If you’re strapped for cash, E-glass is the way to go. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Fiberglass used for? <ul><li>It is used in many ways. For one, it is used in the automotive industry. It is used for the windows of the car, the seat covers and the exterior of the car. </li></ul><ul><li>Another application of Fiberglass is in the textile industry. It is used in making cloth, rope, tape, bulletproof vests and yarn. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Lastly, it is used for reinforcement. The backboard of a basketball hoop, hockey sticks, walls and panels are all made of fiberglass, so they won’t break. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Does Fiberglass melt? <ul><li>Yes, Fiberglass melts. It is still a very good insulator, though. But if the heat gets hot enough, it WILL melt. </li></ul><ul><li>Fiberglass cloth has a melting point is 1121˚C. </li></ul><ul><li>Fiberglass has no true melting point, but it has a softening point </li></ul><ul><li>Fiberglass has a softening point of 846˚C </li></ul>
  7. 7. Is Fiberglass durable? <ul><li>Yes, it is very durable. </li></ul><ul><li>Though the chemical bonds in fiberglass are not crystalized, it is still a strong material. </li></ul><ul><li>In fact, many durable items, such as surfboards, backboards, ropes are made of fiberglass. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Conclusion <ul><li>Fiberglass is simply spun glass fibers. </li></ul><ul><li>It is used in the automotive industry, military, textile industry and for reinforcements. </li></ul><ul><li>It is also a very good insulator with a melting point of 1121˚C and a softening point of 846˚C. It also won’t burn. </li></ul><ul><li>It is very durable. It is used in making surfboards, backboards, ropes and windows. </li></ul>

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