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Glass textolite is a glass fabric material which is impregnated with furil, epoxy, polyester, silicone-organic or other resins. The polymers in the fabric act as the bonding and chemically stable components, while the glass fabric acts as a reinforcing element which takes the basic load under operational conditions. Glass filler. As a result of the glass thread-like base, the glass textolite has improved heat-flash, and water-resistance, chemical stability, hydrophobic nature, and a low modulus of elasticity. It does not creep even as a result of prolonged loads. The qualities of glass textolite may vary widely, depending on the thickness of the glass fiber, the structure of the glass thread, the previous processing of the glass filler, the type of bonding agents, and the method of producing the laminated plastic. According to their chemical composition, glass fibers are divided into the following categories nonalkali, alkali, silver, copper, boron, lead, phosphorous, etc. A glass fiber which is obtained from nonalkaline or low-alkaline aluminium boro-silicate glass possesses greater strength almost 20 more, lower hygroscopicit, greater chemical stability and improved dielectric properties in comparison with an alkaline glass fiber. In the production of glass plastics, a thin textile glass fiber of 3-12 micron diameter is used most frequently.
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