Fine spun glass fibers sold commercially as a white fluffy mass or a loose blanket. The fibers are approximately one-thousandths of an inch in diameter (1 mil). Glass wool is used for filtration, insulation and as a decorative media.
Synonyms and Related Terms
laine de verre (Fr.); glaswol (Ned.); lã de vidro (Port.)
Hazards and Safety
Fine, friable glass fibers are potential carcinogens.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass_wool (Accessed Mar. 20, 2006)