Glass filament fabrics are used in many areas of manufacturing. They can also be used in the boat sector, such as in the automotive sector, in the garden or in model making. Filament fabrics are not only useful for the manufacturing industry, but also for craftsmen and hobbyists.
The plain weave glass filament fabric, weighing 50 grams per square meter, is particularly suitable for making light and filigree components. So it is mostly used in RC model making. The plain weave is the most stable of the offered weaves. Due to the fact that basic thread rows (chains) and crossing rows of threads (weft) are woven at right angles into one another, a particularly high resistance to displacement arises. Since the fibers are not unidirectionally stretched in glass filament fabrics, a certain amount of undulation, can not be avoided. Our tip: the lower the basis weight, the lower the ondulation.
Compared to Chopped strand mat, the glass filament fabric has an higher structural strenght.The reason for that is the higher amount of fiber fabrics. As a result, less resin is needed during processing. Glass filament fabric can be used with polyester resin and also with epoxy resin.