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Texglass Manufacturing specialises in the weaving of glass fibre into fabrics utilised as reinforcement in the final production of a variety of materials and products.

Texglass covers a vast spectrum of applications within the glass fibre industry:

  • GRP Reinforcements
  • Insulation: Thermal, Fire & Sound
  • Non-slip solutions: Bootgrip, Matgrip0 & Super M Grip
  • Plaster/Concrete Reinforcement: Duramesh

Working closely with the customer Texglass guarantees that through our technological capabilities the specified fabric is researched, designed and developed to at all times be custom suited to the customers' application and will prove to be effective, efficient and cost effective. The quality of our purpose-developed fabric is achieved through a network of professional suppliers offering only the highest grade fibre rovings and yarn. This ensures that your specific requirements are built into each fabric source - beneficial to you, your product and your client.

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E-Glass woven rovings are the most widely used fabric for GRP reinforcement, used in hundreds of applications from surfboards to aircraft components. By incorporating woven rovings into laminates, stronger, lighter & cheaper laminates are manufactured, compared to traditional chopped strand mat laminates.

THE CHOICE OF FABRIC CONSTRUCTION DEPENDS ON THE REQUIRED PROPERTIES AND GEOMETRIES OF THE MOULDED PRODUCT.

Plain Weave

The essential characteristic: It guarantees a reproducible laminate thickness. This is the most commonly used basic construction, lending itself to most applications.

The advantages are:

  • good resistance to shifting of the yarn
  • very uniform laminate.

Twill Weave

The essential characteristic: The interlacing is looser and the weave has a diagonal twill line. Each warp yarn floats over at least two consecutive weft yarns.

The advantages are:

  • constructions are more pliable
  • can be easily impregnated
  • very good mould conformity

Satin Weave

The pattern is similar to twill weave. It has one warp yarn weaving over three or more and under one weft yarn. The essential characteristic: The weft threads dominate on one side, whilst the warp threads dominate on the other.

The advantages are:

  • smooth surface Si. good drapability
  • minimum thickness
  • high tear and flexural strength. Particularly suitable for use in moulds with complicated shapes and for small products.
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