Accession Number:

AD0271765

Title:

HIGH STRENGTH GLASS FIBERS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO CINCINNATI OHIO

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Report Date:

1962-01-25

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

IMPROVEMENT IN THE FIBER DRAWING OPERATION WAS ACHIEVED AS A RESULT OF SUB-SCALE EXPERIMENTATION. Several important modifications in the furnace and glass melting crucible were made which shorten the heat-up time, prevent creepage of molten glass to ceramic parts of the furnace, and allow drawing fibers from a body of glass maintained at higher temperatures than was possible before. It was possible to produce the fine fibers desired at a much slower drawing rate while still maintaining high batch temperatures. This may allow better control of experimental coating operations. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE