Glass fabric

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Glass Fabric


A manufactured fabric woven from glass fiber. Glass fabric is woven with a twill, satin, or plain pattern to form sheets or thin strips. It is often embedded in polymers and cements for reinforcement. Glass fabric is also used in gloves, mats, carpet backing and clothing as a heat and flame resistant fabric.

Synonyms and Related Terms

glass cloth; scrim; tissu de verre (Fr.); vidro tecido (Port.)

Other Properties

Resistant to mildew and biological attack

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  • Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988
  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985