B&W Fiberglass News

3 Recent Developments in Smart Textiles

Posted by Craig Barry on Apr 24, 2018 9:03:00 AM

The smart textiles industry is poised for another year of record-breaking growth. R&D within the industry is almost unparalleled as forward-thinking scientists and brands race towards the next frontier in materials.

B&W Fiberglass’ solutions are used in a wide array of smart textile applications. Our glass fiber technology has myriad applications within this growing industry. Let’s take a look at three recent developments in the sector that hold significant promise for the future.

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Topics: Textiles, Smart Textiles

How Tech Textiles will Evolve in 2018

Posted by Craig Barry on Jan 5, 2018 9:01:00 AM


The global textiles industry is always in flux. What’s “high-tech” today becomes standard tomorrow, and every year, new products are introduced that change the scope of manufacturing, production, and more. At B&W Fiberglass, we think it’s important to stay ahead of the curve.

We’re an innovation company first, a glass fiber company second. Here are what we think will be some of the stand-out developments to watch in textiles, both industrial and commercial.

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Topics: Textiles

3 Recent Textile Composite Innovations in Construction

Posted by Craig Barry on Oct 17, 2017 9:02:00 AM

Materials science is innovating textiles in every sector, most notably construction. The textile composites used to construct buildings, vehicles, and infrastructure are changing every day. B&W Fiberglass is proud to play a role in this fast-moving industry; our fiberglass composites are the foundation of some of the most cutting-edge textiles in structural technology.

We’re always eager to learn more about the latest innovations in this space. Here are three construction textile composite developments we’re keeping a close eye on.

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Topics: Textiles, Construction, Composites

3 Ways Tech Textiles Provide Unique Thermal Solutions

Posted by Craig Barry on Feb 23, 2017 10:04:00 AM

Traditional woven substrates offer many useful properties, including thermal insulation. Woven fabrics and other specially-designed non-woven “tech textiles” offer superior insulating properties, making them ideal for a wide range of thermal applications.

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Topics: Uses of Fiberglass, Textiles

Product Spotlight: Basalt Fiber

Posted by Craig Barry on Feb 16, 2017 10:21:00 AM

As a company focused in the textile and advanced material space, we know there are many different fiber products to choose from for different applications. But how do these products perform to best achieve your needs? Maybe you’re looking for something like glass fiber, but a bit stronger?

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Topics: Textiles, Basalt Fiber, Materials

4 Ways Supply Chain Affects Uptime in Your Textile Manufacturing Process

Posted by Craig Barry on Feb 9, 2017 10:03:00 AM

Supply chain is the most undervalued factor in the manufacturing process. Human capital, technology, and process matter, of course, but the efficiencies (and inefficiencies) in your supply chain can make all the difference between stagnation, explosive growth and horribly expensive downtime.

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Topics: Textiles, Supply Chain

The Difference Between Woven and Non-Woven Fabrics

Posted by Craig Barry on Jan 20, 2017 9:12:00 AM

When we think of “fabrics” we traditionally think of soft, flexible cloth – from cotton to denim to wool. But there are actually two very distinct classes of fabrics: woven and non-woven. What’s the difference and what are each used for?

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Topics: Textiles