New Jobs for GLASS (Sep, 1946)
New Jobs for GLASS
Stronger-than-steel fibers serve fliers, motorists, engineers, sportsmen, housewives.
WHEN glass is blown into fibers the size of the strands of a spider web it becomes as flexible as cotton thread and stronger than steel. No longer a novelty, this process was first used commercially in 1931. Since then, Fiberglas has been given more than 4,000 jobs to do in American industry and is daily being put to work at new ones, some of which are Shown here. Engineers and designers think this is only a beginning for a material that does not burn, shrink, stretch, oxidize, rot or rust, and is not harmed by weak alkalis or most acids.