Latest Fiberglass Stories

2011-09-26 03:40:00

Austin fiberglass repair company, All Surface Renew, now offers a service that fixes even the most badly cracked fiberglass tub and shower floors. The service helps property-owners save money over replacement. Work is completed onsite in a matter of hours. Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 25, 2011 All Surface Renew has announced that they now offer an Austin fiberglass repair service that will save even the most badly cracked fiberglass bathtub and shower floors in a matter of hours. The...

2011-08-29 11:50:00

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on the Glass Fibers markets. The global market for glass fibers is projected to exceed 8.5 million tons by the year 2017, driven by recovery in the global economy and improving prospects in various end-use markets, specifically construction and automotive. Technological advancements and material improvements, and enormous potential in Asia countries, particularly China and India, are likely to foster further growth in the glass fiber...

2011-08-02 16:00:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of FiberTEK Insulation, LLC, and FiberTEK Insulation West, LLC. The acquisitions include manufacturing locations in Lakeland, Fla., and Nephi, Utah, and expand Owens Corning's loosefill insulation capacity, while strengthening the company's ability to serve North American loosefill customers. Loosefill, or "blown-in" insulation, is preferred due to the increased...

2011-07-26 21:04:58

Taking their cue from biological circulatory systems, University of Illinois researchers have developed vascularized structural composites, creating materials that are lightweight and strong with potential for self-healing, self-cooling, metamaterials and more. "We can make a material now that's truly multifunctional by simply circulating fluids that do different things within the same material system," said Scott White, the Willet Professor of aerospace engineering who led the group. "We...

2011-07-25 08:12:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the latest breakthrough products in the residential construction industry, Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler magazines have named Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) EcoTouch(TM) insulation and Deck Defense® roofing underlayment to its prestigious 101 Best New Products list. The annual ranking was announced on Friday, July 22 and will also be included in upcoming issues of both publications. Formally introduced...

Latest Fiberglass Reference Libraries

2010-11-15 17:15:41

Fiberglass consists of numerous extremely fine fibers of glass. Although experimented with throughout history actual glass fibers were not mass produced until the invention of finer machine tooling. A dress with glass fibers was first worn in 1893 by stage actress Georgia Cayvan. Russell Games Slayter invented, in 1938, what is commonly known as fiberglass today. It is commonly used for insulation. Carbon fiber is also a somewhat similar but more expensive technology used in place of...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.