Woven vs. Non-Woven

Developed over many years, fabric is an engineered substrate used throughout a variety of applications ranging from aerospace, consumer, military and industrial applications. Fabrics are designed and constructed to meet the requirements of different applications; however, all fabrics fall into one of two categories: woven or non-woven. Woven Fabrics Woven fabrics are the most traditional […]

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Types of Weave Patterns

Weaving is a fabric production method that involves interlacing two sets of yarns together so that they cross each other, typically at a 90° angle. The “warp” threads go vertically while the “weft” threads weave in and out between the warp threads horizontally. For highly engineered fabrics, it’s important to consider the thickness, weight, and […]

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Advantages of Glass Fabrics for Industrial Applications

Glass fabrics have many beneficial properties which have made them a preferred material for many industrial applications. Though highly durable, they remain lightweight, provide excellent thermal insulation, and can be easily molded into complex shapes. This blog will discuss some of the most common applications for glass fabrics. Glass Fabrics for Aerospace and Aircraft Applications […]

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An Introduction to Surf Fabrics

Surfboard construction begins with a foam core, or blank, which the builder shapes into the desired design. They then sink plugs into the board to allow for the later addition of fins or other add-ons. Finally, the builder “glasses” the board using fiberglass fabric and then applies an epoxy or polyester resin coating. The glass […]

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Best Finishes for Glass Fabrics

Fiberglass fabrics are highly versatile, enabling engineers to continually develop a variety of lightweight, budget-friendly products and improve upon existing items. More commonly known as “glass fabrics,” this type of material provides significant chemical resistance, high tensile strength, high thermal conductivity, and high thermal endurance. On average, glass fabrics can retain roughly 50% of their […]

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Astroquartz® Applications in the Aerospace Industry

In 1964, JPS Composite Materials created Astroquartz® fabrics to support the NASA Gemini and Apollo missions. Since then, AstroQuartz® composite fabrics have become popular for use on groundbreaking aerospace applications. These fabrics have superior strength combined with unparalleled electrical and thermal properties, and all products in this line are certified to AMS 3846. Some of the characteristics […]

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