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Fiberglass

glass fibers

Fiberglass, flexible fibers made of glass. Molten glass is forced through a platinum-plate “sieve,” producing durable, chemical- and temperature-resistant fibers that can be wound onto a spindle before being used to make glass wool, yarns, textiles, insulation, and automobile and boat bodies.

See also: Glass.

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