B&W Fiberglass News

Where Glass Fiber is Found in Your Smartphone

Posted by Craig Barry on Apr 13, 2018 9:04:00 AM


Today’s smartphones are incredibly complex. More than the sum of their parts, these devices power wide-ranging computational processes and contain tens of thousands of individual parts. Every element of the modern smartphone has been considered (and reconsidered) for its performance, cost effectiveness, and versatility.

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Topics: Uses of Fiberglass, Glass Fiber Manufacturer, Fiberglass, Glass Fiber

3 Aerospace Applications of Basalt Fiber 

Posted by Craig Barry on Feb 12, 2018 9:02:00 AM



Basalt fiber is one of the most common alternatives to fiberglass. It’s made from the extremely fine fibers of basalt stone which is itself composed of the minerals plagioclase, pyroxene, and olivine. Because basalt fiber has such high thermal resistance, it’s often used for high-intensity applications such as those found within the aerospace industry.

B&W Fiberglass works with many partners in the aerospace industry, many of whom are heavily invested in the physio-mechanical properties of basalt fiber. Here are three applications in aerospace that make perfect sense for this high-performing material.

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Topics: Uses of Fiberglass, Aerospace, Basalt Fiber

Why Fiberglass is Ideal for Insulation

Posted by Craig Barry on Jan 18, 2018 9:01:00 AM

Fiberglass has been considered one of the premiere thermal insulators for decades. Fiberglass itself was developed in the 1930s and within just a few years became widely used for both residential and commercial applications.

At B&W Fiberglass, we’ve been innovating the myriad uses for fiberglass for over 25 years. Our clients run the gamut, from construction to manufacturing, and they’re always looking for new ways to harness the innate capabilities of fiberglass materials.

So, why is fiberglass so ideally suited for insulation?

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Topics: Uses of Fiberglass, Fiberglass

Product Spotlight: Nonwoven Fiber Glass

Posted by Craig Barry on Jun 12, 2017 9:16:00 AM

Fiberglass as we know it today is typically of the nonwoven variety. Fiberglass mats and glass fiber textiles comprise a significant portion of the fiberglass market, and nonwoven fabric was actually the origination point for many modern textile technologies.

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Topics: Uses of Fiberglass, Custom Glass Fiber

4 Ways Tech Textiles Reduce Carbon Emissions

Posted by Craig Barry on May 4, 2017 9:15:00 AM

The textile industry has long been one of the greatest greenhouse gas producers on the planet. Textile production has the fifth-largest carbon footprint of any industry in the U.S. and in developing nations, the impact is even more substantial. However, new tech textiles are working hard to make the industry more sustainable.

How can better textiles reduce carbon emissions?

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Topics: Uses of Fiberglass, Sustainable Energy

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

What to Look for in a Custom Industrial Fiber Glass Supplier

Posted by Craig Barry on Mar 23, 2017 9:21:00 AM

Are you in the market for a new custom industrial fiber glass supplier? What you’re looking for is highly-specific, but a few criteria hold the same no matter what kind of manufacturer you need.

What should you look for in a custom glass supplier? Here are a few things to consider.

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Topics: Uses of Fiberglass, Custom Glass Fiber

B&W Fiberglass Industry Spotlight: Filtration

Posted by Craig Barry on Mar 9, 2017 9:26:00 AM

Fiberglass is used in a multitude of applications, particularly as a filtration media. Glass fibers are uniquely suited for filtration because unlike traditional filter fillers, they do not lose efficiency over time.

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Topics: Uses of Fiberglass

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

3 Unexpected Uses for Fiberglass

Posted by Craig Barry on Jan 5, 2017 9:35:00 AM

Fiberglass is nothing if not versatile. Since WWII, polyester resin has been combined with glass fibers to create a durable, sustainable composite, today commonly known as GRP (glass-reinforced plastic.)

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Topics: Uses of Fiberglass