Facts You Might Not Know About Fibreglass!

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Facts You Might Not Know About Fibreglass!

Fibreglass has been around for many years and has many uses, but chances are there are lots of things you might not be aware of. In this blog we are going to be providing you with some fun facts about Fibreglass that we know you will be interested in…

 

  1. Fibreglass was accidentally discovered in 1932 by Russell Games Slayter when a jet of compressed air at a stream of molten glass produced fibres.

 

  1. It might not look like it, but it is one of the strongest and most durable materials in the world.

 

  1. Unlike similar materials it will not warp or rot in the long run and moisture will not affect it.

 

  1. Fibreglass insulation can last up to 15 years, making it one of the best ways to insulate your home.

 

  1. Fibreglass is a popular choice for making chemical tanks as it has lots of corrosion resistance properties meaning its perfect for chemical storage.

 

  1. It is completely temperature resistant meaning even it is not affected by outside weather factors.

 

  1. Its combination of materials means it is highly mouldable and can be designed to fine specifications.

 

  1. Once a project is complete using Fibreglass it requites little to no maintenance. As it does not corrode or take in moisture it stays pretty much the same throughout the years.

 

  1. It is the material of choice for car people as it can be made into light weight components that can battle elements for many years, great for racing!

 

  1. During World War II Fibreglass was developed as a replacement for the moulded plywood used in aircrafts at the time.