B&W Fiberglass News

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

3 Unexpected Uses of Glass Yarn in Construction

Posted by Craig Barry on Dec 6, 2017 9:55:00 AM

Glass yarn is an incredibly versatile building component. As innovators in the glass yarn sector, B&W Fiberglass is proud to have partnered on hundreds of cutting-edge construction projects to supply and produce glass fiber products that exceed expectations.

Why are woven and non-woven glass yarns so suitable for construction? Here are three applications for this customizable, readily-available technology.

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Topics: Glass Yarn, Construction

Product Spotlight: Textured Glass Yarn

Posted by Craig Barry on Jul 3, 2017 10:07:00 AM

Textured glass yarn is one of the primary products in the B&W Fiberglass catalogue. It’s suitable for a wide variety of industries ranging from recreation to boating to aerospace thanks to its versatility and strength.

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Topics: Glass Yarn

Lighter, Faster, Stronger: Energy-Saving Benefits of Glass Fiber

Posted by Craig Barry on Apr 20, 2017 11:43:03 AM

It’s no coincidence that glass fiber has earned a reputation for energy efficiency. From fiberglass windows to reinforced glass fiber vehicles, these materials and their composites possesses some important energy-saving characteristics.

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Topics: Uses of Fiberglass, Custom Glass Fiber, Glass Yarn, Sustainable Energy

Product Spotlight: Plied Glass Yarn

Posted by Craig Barry on Mar 27, 2017 10:23:00 AM

B&W Fiberglass specializes in glass fiber as well as other textile components. Plied glass yarn is one of our most-requested components, in part because the material is so well-suited to a variety of industrial and commercial uses.

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Topics: Custom Glass Fiber, Glass Yarn