Among reinforcements, Fiberglass Fabrics - also known as Fiberglass Cloth - continue to be the most commonly used reinforcement in the composites industry today. Generally, they are the least expensive among reinforcements and offer ease in handling. And when combined with resin, deliver composite parts with excellent strength, low weight, and great cosmetics.
All Fiberglass Fabrics are woven for fiber orientation, and each fabric features its own unique weight, strength, and fabric characteristics, which should be considered before starting any project.
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Fiberglass fabrics feature three types of weaves:
- Plain Weaves -- The least expensive and least pliable, but will hold together well when cut
- Twill Weaves -- A compromise between plain and satin weaves; pliable with moderate strength and desirable appearance
- Satin Weaves -- Pliable with moderate strength; feature one fill yarn that floats over 3-7 warp yarns before being stitched beneath another; produce flatter fabrics
No matter which weave you select, all of the fiberglass fabrics on our site are made to be used with resin. When combined, fabric and resin form a chemical bond that results in a hard, composite part, like a boat hull, that we often refer to as being fiberglass. Technically, it is a fiberglass composite. Fiberglass composites are frequently used for marine, aerospace, and structural applications.
Fibre Glast is committed to ensuring that every roll of fiberglass cloth we handle is First Quality and manufactured to the highest standards. That means you can expect the same properties and handling characteristics every time you order. All the products we supply are certified and traceable.
Fiberglass Fabrics, also known as Fiberglass Cloth, are versatile reinforcement materials that find numerous applications across various industries. Here are some common uses of Fiberglass reinforcement materials:
- Reinforcement in Composite Materials: Fiberglass Fabrics are commonly used as reinforcement materials in composite manufacturing processes. They are combined with resins, such as epoxy, polyester, and vinyl ester, to create strong and lightweight composite structures. Fiberglass cloth provides excellent tensile strength, stiffness, and impact resistance to the final composite product.
- Wind Turbine Blade Repair: We specifically carry Saertex branded products specified for use in maintenance and repair applications.
- Boatbuilding: Fiberglass fabrics are extensively used in the construction of boats and marine vessels. They are applied with resin to create a strong and durable hull. Fiberglass cloth is often layered in multiple orientations to enhance structural integrity and provide stiffness.
- Automotive Industry: Fiberglass Fabrics are utilized in the manufacturing of automotive components. They are used for creating lightweight body panels, interior parts, spoilers, and other structural elements. Fiberglass Cloth offers a high strength-to-weight ratio, corrosion resistance, and design flexibility, making it suitable for automotive applications.
- Aerospace and Aviation: Fiberglass Fabrics find applications in the aerospace industry for creating aircraft components, including fuselages, wings, fairings, and interior panels. They provide excellent strength, durability, and resistance to extreme temperatures, making them well-suited for aerospace applications.
- Construction and Architecture: Fiberglass Fabrics are used in the construction industry for reinforcing concrete structures. They are commonly used in applications such as composite bridges, building facades, and roofing systems. Fiberglass Cloth improves the strength and durability of the concrete, helping to prevent cracking and increase longevity.
- Electrical Insulation: Fiberglass Fabrics with special electrical insulation properties are used in electrical and electronic applications. They provide excellent thermal and electrical insulation, making them suitable for applications such as electrical insulation sleeves, circuit boards, and electrical motor components.
- Heat Insulation: Fiberglass Fabrics are used as heat insulation materials in applications where high-temperature resistance is required. They are employed in insulation blankets, thermal curtains, oven mitts, and fire-resistant clothing.
- Industrial Applications: Fiberglass Fabrics find usage in various industrial applications. They are used for filtration, conveyor belts, insulation in pipes and tanks, and industrial gaskets and seals.
- Sports and Recreation: Fiberglass Fabrics are utilized in the production of sports and recreational equipment such as surfboards, paddleboards, kayaks, and skis. The lightweight and high-strength properties of Fiberglass Cloth contribute to the performance and durability of these products.
These are just a few examples of the diverse range of applications for Fiberglass Fabrics and Fiberglass Cloth. Their unique properties make them suitable for numerous industries that require strength, durability, and lightweight materials.
Want to learn more about Fiberglass Fabrics? Fibre Glast has a free Learning Center with helpful white papers, videos, charts, and photo galleries. Consider reading About Reinforcements or Fundamentals of Fiberglass.
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