Quartz fiber

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Pure silica fibers made by extruding molten Quartz through a stream of hot air. Quartz fibers were made by M. Gaudin in France in 1838 and were used in the construction of delicate balances. Quartz fibers have excellent heat resistance and high dielectric strength.

Synonyms and Related Terms

quartz fibre (Br.); silica fiber; fibre de quartz (Fr.); Quarzwolle (Deut.)fiber



Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Diameter is 0.7-10 micrometers.
  • Nearly 100% recovery from elastic deformation.
  • Moisture regain = 0
Melting Point 1710-1755 C
Density 2.6 g/ml

Resources and Citations

  • G.Cook, Handbook of Textile Fibres:II. Man-made Fibres, 5th edition, Merrow Publishing Co., Durham, England, 1984.
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 646
  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990