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3 Industrial Applications of Glass Fiber Insulation

Posted by Craig Barry on Mar 19, 2018 9:50:00 AM


Selecting the right insulative material for industrial use isn’t just about performance, it’s about safety. Properly insulating industrial processes decreases the risk of burns and fire, directly impacting safety on the production floor. Additionally, proper insulation increases energy efficiency and reduces heat loss, ultimately saving industrial manufacturers money.

 Fiberglass is an incredibly insulative material with a long history in the industrial space. It’s cost-effective, versatile, and inherently customizable. Glass fibers offer extremely high temperature tolerances and fiberglass itself is flame-resistant.

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Topics: Thermal Insulators, Glass Fiber Threads

How is Fiberglass Made?

Posted by Craig Barry on Feb 9, 2018 9:44:00 AM



The early 20th century saw the advent of commercial-scale glass fiber manufacturing, but the process of melting and stretching glass fibers had been in practice since the time of ancient Egypt. Today, fiberglass yarn is one of the most widely-used textile reinforcements in the world, and the production process is improving every year.

If you’ve ever wondered exactly how glass fiber is produced, read on.

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Topics: Custom Glass Fiber, Glass Yarn, Fiberglass, Glass Fiber Threads

The Thermal Properties of Glass Fiber Thread

Posted by Craig Barry on Jan 30, 2018 9:01:00 AM

The thermal properties of glass thread are what make it such a special material. Glass fibers are the oldest and most widely-used composite reinforcement in the world, and for good reason. In addition to being both impact-resistant and lightweight, glass fibers offer unparalleled thermal capabilities.

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Topics: Custom Glass Fiber, Fiberglass, Thermal Insulators, Glass Fiber Threads