Plain Weave Fibre Glass
Woven fiberglass cloths are very common for marine & composite construction and repair. Light weight plain weave fibre glass cloths can provide a smooth finish and are excellent for producing a waterproofing layer over wood or other surfaces when combined with epoxy resin. The very light weight woven fibre glass cloths are popular with model aircraft builders. Applied carefully, they become almost invisible. Heavier cloths will provide greater strength and overall rigidity.
Epoxy - woven fibreglass composites are not quite as rigid as epoxy - knitted fibreglass composites because the zig zag pattern of the cloth tends to straighten out a little bit under load.
We stock plain weave, the most basic woven fibereglass cloth and a 2,2 twill weave fiber glass. The 2,2 twill is useful on curved surfaces as it is more conformable, that is the 2,2 twill glass fiber cloth will drape more easily and smoothly over a curved surface.
We stock E glass. S Glass which is somewhat more rigid is available to special order.
Most glass fibre fabrics are around 1 metre in width, although the 200 grams per square metre plain weave glass fiber is also available in 1.4 metre width.
Take care if sending fabric wider then 1 meter using Australia Post or any fabric in a satchel. Click here for Shipping Notes.