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1A strong plastic, textile, or other material containing embedded glass filaments for reinforcement.
- ‘Deng added that if the head sculpture is made of glass fiber reinforced plastic, the price is cheaper, ranging from 6,000 yuan to 7,000 yuan.’
- ‘The program is focusing on a thermoforming process using glass fiber reinforced polyamide, PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) and polystyrene resins in order to reduce production cycle times.’
- ‘The AS 550 is of light construction based on a reinforced high strength glass fibre and aramid airframe.’
- ‘Nowadays it is possible to obtain facsimile reproductions of these downpipe (and other rainwater goods) profiles in reinforced glass fibre material.’
- ‘The hulls are laminated inside and outside with fibre reinforced plastic composed of glass fibre and carbon laminates bound with vinyl ester and polyester resin.’
- ‘Made from 115 rings of tough resin laced with glass fibre it continues to give adequate roadholding characteristics, even when shot with a rifle.’
- ‘No ply, glass fibre or any other modern materials were employed.’
- ‘Installations for the manufacture of glass including glass fibre with a melting capacity exceeding 20 tonnes per day’
- ‘The prisoners made weapons out of anything they could lay their hands on - sharpening pens, pieces of glass fibre stolen from the workshops, wood, plates and phone cards to make a sharp edge.’
- ‘Reinforcements for modified bitumen are generally glass fiber or polyester.’
- ‘It consists of a double outer-layer of metallized polyester film with a double inner layer of reinforced glass fiber filament.’
- ‘By volume the mix is approximately half glass fiber and half cement mortar.’
- ‘The material contains both glass fiber and mineral reinforcements.’
- ‘The most important boron compound commercially is sodium borate, used in the manufacture of borosilicate glass, glass fiber insulation, and textile glass fiber.’
- ‘The pylons were reconstructed according to historic as-built drawings but in glass fiber reinforced concrete, a new material resembling concrete but with greater tensile strength.’
- ‘Composite materials, Kevlar and glass fibre have been used extensively in the construction of the wing and tail leading and trailing edges, engine nacelles and the nose radome.’
- ‘The cockpit includes glass fibre and epoxy materials.’
- ‘This is a completely integrated system using the high-temperature glass fiber material, tailor made muffler filling machinery and a cost effective filling process.’
- ‘The handle is made of a ‘highly engineered plastic’ with 30 percent glass fiber and is checkered and grooved in the right places for a firm, safe grip.’
- ‘The door may be glass fibre, but it shuts with a reassuring clunk.’
- 1.1count noun A filament of glass.‘thin glass fibres glued together with a resin’
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