Specialty Glass Fibers

Fiber Fabrication Techniques and Custom Glass Compositions

Mo-Sci has extensive experience in glass fiber fabrication techniques and in developing glass compositions with properties tailor-made to satisfy special applications. We determine fiber forming conditions such as temperature and flow rate and if you need a glass fiber with particular properties, or can benefit from our research capabilities, contact our office.
 
Options:
    Custom Compositions
    Special Diameters
    Doping Capabilities
    Tailored Properties
    Chop Length Flexibility
    Small Unit Size
    Special Coatings

Mo-Sci provides a wide range of custom glass fiber compositions and configurations. Complementary to our glass melting capabilities, are research quantities of fiber in difficult-to-get diameters, lengths, dopings, compositions, and surface treatments.

Product examples produced include bioabsorbable reinforcement fibers, colored glass fibers with refractive index matched to a transparent polymer matrix, and fibers made from special glass compositions to standard or nonstandard diameters and lengths. Even select glass-ceramic formulations can be produced in fiber form.

Typically, the glass is melted and drawn from a platinum bushing onto a rotating takeup drum. Fiber can be produced sizing-free, or coated with the silane of your choice.

Fiber diameters are available ranging from 10 microns to more than 150 microns.

Examples of glass compositions range from the typical alkali-free borosilicate glasses for reinforcing composites or spacer applications, to the more exotic and harder to produce phosphate glass fibers.

Mo-Sci can produce fibers consistently to within 5percent of the target diameter. Production fibers are typically measured with a microprocessor-controlled filar micrometer calibrated to a NIST traceable standard.