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The manufacturing technology of continuous glass fibres

Author: K L Loewenstein
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 1993.
Series: Glass science and technology, v. 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd, completely rev. edView all editions and formats

Covers current advances in the manufacturing technology of continuous glass fibres, including progress in the all-electric Pochet furnace used mainly in the developing countries. The third edition  Read more...


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Loewenstein, K.L. (Klaus Leopold), 1923-
Manufacturing technology of continuous glass fibres.
Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 1993
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: K L Loewenstein
ISBN: 0444893466 9780444893468
OCLC Number: 26974753
Description: xv, 349 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. A Brief History. 2. Glass and Glass Fibres. 3. The Products and Manufacturing Processes. The products. An outline of the manufacturing processes. 4. Glass Manufacture. Glass compositions. Selection of raw materials for E glass manufacture. Handling, weighing, and mixing of raw materials into batch. Production of E glass. The forehearth or feeder. Technical control of glass manufacture. 5. The Conversion of Glass into Glass Fibre. Marbles; quality control. Sorting and feeding of marbles to bushings. The fibre drawing furnace - the bushing. Bushings, heating and associated services, temperature control, and their start-up and operation. Fibre size applicators. Water sprays, gathering shoes, combs and pull-down rollers. The mechanical attenuation of fibres: winders and other equipment, their principles of operation and construction. The fibre forming department. The handling of fibre cakes or direct-wound rovings. The drying of glass fibre cakes. Control of the fibre forming process. 6. Fibre Sizes for Continuous Glass Fibres. Fibre sizes for yarns and fabrics. Fibre sizes for glass fibres for the direct reinforcement of polymers. Formulations of fibre sizes for the reinforcement of plastics, etc. Factors governing adjustments to fibre size formulations. Fibre sizes for yarns and cords for the reinforcement of rubber and elastomers. Appendices 7. The Conversion of Glass Fibre Strand into Products. The manufacture of chopped strand mat. The manufacture of continuous strand mat. The manufacture of tissue or roofing mat. The manufacture of rovings. The manufacture of woven roving fabric. The manufacture of chopped strands from cakes. The manufacture of yarns. The disposal of waste glass fibre strands and products. 8. Health and Safety.
Series Title: Glass science and technology, v. 6.
Responsibility: K.L. Loewenstein.


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