Glass fibers for consumer purposes
are mostly made from filament yarns. The glass fiber has certain properties
- Strength: Glass fiber is strongest to
all fibers. Some types of glass fibers are stronger than equivalent
diameters of stainless steel. The fiber has poor abrasion resistance,
which can be overcome to a certain extent by Coronizing.
- Elasticity: The fiber is virtually
inelastic. It is not suitable for clothing, but apt for use in draperies
and curtains as the fabrics will not stretch or sag out of shape.
- Resilience: Glass fiber is quite
resilient and has good wrinkle resistance properties.
- Absorbency: The fiber is not absorbent.
The fabric is water repellent an unaffected by it. The fiber if not
suitable for cloth manufacturing.
- Heat Conductivity: The fiber is a good
conductor of heat. It is excellent insulation materials having a number
of industrial applications.