Chemical Composition of Glass Fiber Production

Glass Fiber

Glass fiber is a special type of synthetic fiber. It is a very strong fiber. Its tenacity is higher than other fibers. It is heavy in weight. It is generally used for special purposes.

Application of Glass Fiber

Special types of fabric are made by this glass fiber. It is generally used to make flameproof, waterproof fabrics or to make the body of sports cars and parts of crafts.

Chemical Composition of Glass Fiber

Glass fiber is made by a combination of the following chemicals:. But this composition could be changed depending on the requirements of the user. The chemical composition of glass fiber is given below.

  • Silicon Dioxide: 55%
  • Calcium Oxide: 16 – 25%
  • Aluminum Oxide: 12 – 16%
  • Baron Oxide: 8 – 13%
  • Sodium and Potassium Oxide: 0 – 1%
  • Magnesium Oxide: 0 – 6%

This composition is calculated based on 100%. By blending and mixing all of the above chemicals glass fiber is formed.

Although, glass fiber is not a popular fiber, we should be aware of it.