An Overview of Textured Glass Fabrics


Glasses are everywhere you can find it at your home, office, shopping malls, washrooms where ever you go, these are inorganic solid material that is usually transparent but there are some other different glasses which comprise fiber materials and one of them is textured fabrics, it is made up of high textured yarn in a specific weave pattern with a filament diameter of 6 and 9 µm. This type of fiber glass fabrics can stand up to 600°C of temperatures and is best for thermal screens, heating welded structures sleeves of hoses, or cables working near the heat sources.

Textured glass fabrics
Figure: Textured glass fabrics

Types of Textured Glass Fabrics

  • E-glass
  • Corrosion resistant (CR)-glass
  • HR- Glass

All types are described below:

E- Glass in one of textured glass fabrics, which was originally developed for electrical insulation applications. This is the mostly used fiber glass around the globe because of its low cost & early development compared to other fiber glass. It is produced in multifilament bundles & its diameter ranges from 3 to 20 μm

Advantages of E-glass

Low Cost
As e-glass is more durable to scratches, rain, dust etc. then other glasses so you don’t have to change it for a long time.

Reduction in your heating bills correlates to a reduction in total energy usage, reducing your carbon footprint.

UV Protection
Blocks infrared light from penetrating in your house, office, etc. which helps to keep your heating/cooling & directly lower your overall cost for electricity

E-glass is easily available in markets or online store because of its easy to build materials & post pre-production then other glasses.

HR stands for heat Resistance/Strengthened glass because of its properties to stand heat to 800°C of temperatures. Its mechanical strength (1.6-2 times) is greater than ordinary annealed glass. It is approximately twice as strong as annealed, or untreated, glass, which is why HR-glass is valued for its mechanical strength, which is twice as normal annealed though half of fully tempered glass.

Advantages of HR-glass

2x Stronger
HR-Glass is 2x stronger and more durable than other textured glass, has a break pattern of large pieces, very similar to that of annealed glass. The shape and size depend on the applied load, the origin of the break, the temperature of the glass, etc.

Best for thermal Resistance
Since this glass can stand up to 800°C of temperatures is best option for thermal resistance in buildings, which uses a lot of glass.

HR-glass is alkali-free aluminosilicate glass that does not contain boron oxide and fluorine, so when it melted it does not create dust emissions.

Widely used in Industrial areas, such as offices buildings, furniture such as glass bedside chests shelves and table top, etc

Although both of the textured fiber glasses (E-glass) and (HR-glass) are better in their own way, but for durability HR-glass is 2x stronger and more durable than other textured fiber glasses & it can also stand temperatures up to 800°C. Both of the glasses are eco-friendly when melted they don’t emit emissions, as compared to HR-Glass E-Glass is cheaper & easily available in online store shops because of its pre-production and demand, whereas HR-Glass is widely used in sky scrapers buildings, furniture’s and other industrial purpose, so if you need any glass for home, similar purpose you can choose the E-Glass & for commercial building offices, furniture you can go for HR-glass.

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