An inorganic manufactured fiber that is stable at high temperatures. Ceramic fibers are composite materials made from mixtures of silica with inorganic oxides such as alumina, zirconia, thoria, magnesia, hafnia, beryllia, titanium dioxide, potassium titanate. They are used for insulation, packing, gaskets and reinforcement.
Synonyms and Related Terms
ramic fibre (Br.); fibras minerales (Esp.); bijvoorbeeld asbest (Ned);
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
- J.Gordon Cook, Handbook of Textile Fibres:II Man-made Fibres, Merrow Publishing Co. , Durham, England Comment: p. 666