Fiberglass (or fibreglass)

What is a Fiberglass (or fibreglass)?

  • Fiberglass (or fibreglass) is a type of fiber reinforced plastic where the reinforcement fiber is specifically glass fiber. The glass fibers are made of various types of glass depending upon the fiberglass use.

  • The glass fiber may be randomly arranged, flattened into a sheet (called a chopped strand mat), or woven into a fabric.

  • The plastic matrix may be a thermosetting plastic – most often epoxy, polyester resin – or vinylester, or a thermoplastic.