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What is Fiberglass?

Fiberglass is a fibrous material obtained by flowing molten glass through a piece of very thin holes (spinnerette) and when solidifying has a sufficient flexibility to be used as fiber. Its main properties are good thermal insulation, acid inert and can withstand high temperatures. These properties and the low price of its raw materials, have given him popularity in the manufacture of high-quality furniture. Fiberglass is very versatile and is considered fundamental in the component industry. It can be molded into any shape, has mechanical strength that is so strong and stiff for its weight that can out-perform most of the other materials. To make fiberglass, manufacturers use liquid glass from a glass melting furnace or melt glass marbles. The molten glass is then forced to pass through superfine holes creating very fine glass filaments (threads), so fine that they are measured in microns (usually 4 microns). Once the threads are cold, they can be intertwined to form the fi