Aerospace Fiberglass Applications
E-Glass laminates, because of their superior tensile strength and compressive strength qualities, have been used in aerospace applications for many years, starting with the Boeing 707 in the 1950s.
As much as 50% of the weight of modern airplanes may be constructed of composites. Although a variety of composite matrices can be found throughout aerospace products, E-Glass continues to be one of the most widely used reinforcements. Laminates made from Vetrotex E-Glass reinforced composites can be found in flooring, closets, seating, air ducts, cargo liners, insulating applications and various other cabin interior parts.
E-Glass laminates, with their robust design characteristics, will continue to play a large role in this market as engineers push to reduce weight (up to 20% over aluminum), improve fuel economy and increase the flying range of their market offerings
*Vetrotex supplies to textile producers, who sell to this market.