The hybridisation with small amounts of mineral fibres makes these glass fibre
composites more suitable for technical applications.
At the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) tiny particles have been coupled to a glass fibre
has build a set of hybrid thermoplastic composites that combine long glass fibre
and long carbon fibre support together in a single, ready-to-mould composite pellet.
Siemens considered using carbon fibres to reduce weight further but concluded glass fibre
was more cost efficient.
The Visiongain author of The Composites Market 2012-2022: Glass Fibre
, Carbon Fibre & Aramid Fibre report commented that "The global composites market will experience robust and accelerating growth, as the economic conditions in Europe improve and as the emerging markets increase their usage of composites.
Within the Building and Energy unit, Ahlstrom will phase out production of glass fibre
and glass-fibre mats at its Karhula plant in Finland by the end of 2011.
German building components maker Schoeck recently passed a significant test of strength and material capabilities when its high-strength glass fibre
reinforcement survived the impact of a 36-tonne truck during a crash test.
KraussMaffei modified its LFI process by boosting glass fibre
output rate from 180 to 300 grams/second.
EUROPE'S composites and plastics converting companies are warning the European Commission an anti-dumping review into Chinese exports of certain continuous filament glass fibre
products could force them to relocate outside Europe.
Summary: 3B, a leading manufacturer of fibreglass products for the reinforcement of thermoplastics and thermosets, is showcasing its HiPer-texao high-performance glass fibre
for hard armour ballistic and blast protection applications in Hall 10, Booth A05 at IDEX 2009, being held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
Hundreds of vehicles are being refused certificates because of the use of glass fibre
MANAMA: A memorandum of understanding has been signed to set up a joint venture company to produce glass fibre