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Unique Properties of Glass Fibers making it Ideal for Multiple Applications.

Press Release   •   Feb 16, 2016 12:26 IST

Glass fibers are the most commonly used reinforcement material for plastics, accounting for more than 90% of the demand in fiber reinforced plastics. The favorable properties of glass fibers such as high strength, reduced weight, impact resistance, and high modulus make them the ideal choice for reinforcement.

Glass fibersfind application in numerous industries today, such as transportation, building and construction, industrial uses, transportation, wind turbines, consumer goods, and oil and gas. Discussed below are a few major applications.

Glass Fibers Used in Architectural Wonders around the World

Glass fibers, in the building and construction industry, are used to produce various building components such as door surroundings, roofing laminate, window canopies and dormers, over-door canopies, coping systems, chimneys, and heads with sills and keystones. Glass fibers are lighter in weight compared to metal or wood and are also easier to handle. The material also allows faster installation and can help enhance insulation to minimize heat loss.

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The construction of a fully 3D-printed office building in Dubai was announced last month. The one-of-a-kind architectural innovation will be built using a combination of materials, including glass fiber-reinforced gypsum. The project is going to be led by tech company WinSun Global and engineering and architecture firms Syska Hennessy, Thornton Thomasetti, and Gensler.

The last of the Messner Mountain Museums by world-renowned Italian mountain climber Reinhold Messner opened in the latter half of July this year and is yet another architectural beauty built on the summit of Mount Kronplatz. Designed by star architect Zaha Hadid, the exterior of the Messner Mountain Museum Corones is made with glass fiber-reinforced concrete that reflects the jagged peaks of the Dolomites.

Glass Fibers Enabling Maximum Efficiency in Vehicles

Glass fiber reinforcements are used in the transportation industry to support the durability and performance demands. Glass fibers, thanks to their light weight, decreases energy consumption in vehicles and also strengthen under-hood applications. Glass fibers have been replacing traditional materials such as aluminum and steel in recent years and are also considered to be environment-friendly.

Last month, German automobile manufacturer Audi AG announced that it will be introducing glass fiber-reinforced polymer springs in its cars before the year is up. The core of the spring will be made up of fiberglass strands, which has numerous benefits including anti-corrosion properties and no impact by wheel washing chemicals. In addition, the light weight of the springs contributes to lower emissions and improved driving experience.

Glass Fibers in Electronics and Electricals Revolutionizing Communication

Glass fiber-reinforced circuit boards form the backbone of modern electronics today, playing a vital role in the manufacturing of mobile phones, telephones, computers, televisions, and video games. The mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties of glass fibers make them the reinforcement of choice when it comes to circuit board composites.

Comcast Corp., the biggest cable operator in the U.S. stepped up its game last month by moving to a fully fiber rollout. Fiber optic cables – consisting of a bundle of glass threads – are being used by cable operators to improve bandwidth capacity. Comcast has started extending fiber optic cable to customers in some parts of its service area.

The concentrated nature of the global glass fibers market means a handful of leading players account for the majority of the overall market. Some of these prominent participants are Jushi Group Co., Ltd., Taishan Fiberglass, Inc., Chongqing Polycomp International Corporation, Owens Corning Corporation, and PPG Industries, Inc.

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