Major Applications include:
When the fabrics are used as reinforcement, such as in laminate for printed wiring boards, the textile structure can't be used directly because the textile sizes are not compatible with synthetic resins. Therefore, additional operations are required:
- Desizing to remove all organic materials applied to the glass filaments during the previous processing stages.
- Impregnation by a coupling agent system (silanes), which are substances that promote a strong bond at the interface of the matrix resin and the glass filament surface.
Special textile plastic sizes are available for fabric formation. Glass fabrics made with these sizes don't require processing through a desizing operation.