Glass Fibre

Glass Fibre is an immensely versatile material which combines light weight with an inherent strength to provide a weather resistant finish, with a variety of surface textures.

Advanced manufacturing techniques such as pre-pregs and fiber rovings extend the applications and the tensile strength possible with fibre-reinforced plastics.

Glass fibre is used in the telecommunications industry for shrouding the visual appearance of antennas, due to its RF permeability and low signal attenuation properties. Other uses include sheet form made electrical insulators and other structural components commonly found in the power industries.

Recommended Products - Typical Properties

Minspar™ 1
Mean Particle Size (µm) 175
SiO2 (%) 68.8
Al2O3 (%) 18.2
Fe2O3 (%) 0.07
TiO2 (%) 0.01
K2O (%) 4.1
Na2O (%) 6.1
CaO (%) 1.5
MgO (%) Trace
L.O.I. (%) 0.3

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Please Note: The physical properties of the products represent typical values obtained in accordance with The QUARTZ Corp test methods and are subject to manufacturing variations. They are provided here as a general reference only, are subject to change without notice, and should not be relied on for any particular application.

The manufacturing process for glass fibers uses large furnaces to gradually melt the silica sand and other minerals to liquid form.