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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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A loose, zippered jacket with fitted waist and cuffs, resembling those worn by American bomber pilots in World War II. Can be made from nylon, woven blends or leather. Usually has a fur or pile...
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Spandex or elastane is a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional elasticity (stretchability). It is stronger and more durable than rubber, its major plant competitor. It was invented in 1959 by...

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