Knitted fibreglass stocking, 1968.

Made:
1968

Knitted fibreglass stocking with holder

Knitted fibreglass stocking. Glass fibres are extremely strong but unless their structure is free from any cracks or scratches, they are also very brittle.This is because the glass fibres, unlike steel, cannot tolerate microcracks and are immediately embrittled in the presence of them. Hence glass fibres have to be combined with other materials, for example polymer resins, to form composite materials.

Details

Category:
Glass Technology
Object Number:
1968-39
type:
stockings
credit:
Stewarton Hosiery Company Limited
status:
Permanent collection

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