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What is "Fiberglass" - Definition & Explanation

A manmade mineral fiber extruded in continuous filaments.
Fibers and yarns produced from glass and woven into flexible fabrics. Noted for its fireproof qualities.
A type of fabric made from woven glass fibers and plastic reinforced by glass fibers. Fibreglass is used on the bodies of boats, cars, equipment, etc. and to make materials such as insulation.

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In woven fabric, one series of ribs, cords, or raised portions. In corduroy fabric, wales per inch are counted to distinguish broad- from fine-textured cloth. The higher the wale number, the finer...
Rupture of individual filaments (usually during winding or weaving) that results in the appearance of a fibrous or hairy surface, which may be localised or general, in a fabric made from flat...
Pleats allow fabric to be fitted in one area and fuller in another area, but they also cause fullness at the end of the pleat. A pleat is made by folding the fabric, and stitching a straight line at...
A diving suit is an important clothing or device designed to protect divers from the underwater environment. Modern diving suits can be divided into two kinds depending on ambient pressure used for...
Originally, textiles such as cotton were coated in oil to create resistance to moisture. Now, resins from plastics are used instead of oil. Olefin is a very versatile fiber with excellent...

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