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Encyclopedia > Glass wool

Glass wool is similar to steel wool. It is simply very thin strings of glass arranged into a spongy texture. Glass wool is used to clean up laboratory chemicals as it is less likely to react with whatever it is cleaning up.


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Olympus MIC-D: Oblique Gallery - Glass Wool (373 words)
Manufactured from refined glass, glass wool is an amorphous silicate that may contain a binder and oil to help control annoying dust.
Glass wools belong to a larger class of manmade vitreous fibers that are fabricated from minerals.
To produce glass wool, a spinning process based on centrifugal force is applied during the crown glass annealing process in a manner similar to making cotton candy.
2. New Zealand Industry | Glass Wool Insulation from Chinese Taipei: Non-Confidential Initiation Report | Dumping ... (2827 words)
Glass wool insulation, with a resistance to heat flow rating in the range of R1.5 to R2.2 (inclusive).
The glass wool insulation produced by Tasman that is in the range of R1.5 to R2.2 is not identical to the glass wool insulation being imported from Chinese Taipei.
The Ministry, therefore, considers that glass wool insulation, with a resistance to heat flow rating in the range of R1.5 to R2.2 (inclusive), while not identical have characteristics closely resembling the subject goods and are therefore the like goods which will be the subject of any investigation.
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