E-Glass Corrosion Resistant (E-Glass)
Definition - What does E-Glass Corrosion Resistant (E-Glass) mean?
E-glass corrosion resistant materials are third and fourth-generation woven glass fibers (C-glass, resistant to most chemical corrosion, and T-glass, which is used primarily in North America).
They can be transparent, unlike glass-fiber wool, known generically as fiberglass. AR-glass is alkali resistant and none are resistant to an onslaught of chlorine atoms, which will cause the E-glass to soften, to the point of dissolution. When this occurs, the glass doesn't melt, but softens, weakens and collapses on itself.
Trenchlesspedia explains E-Glass Corrosion Resistant (E-Glass)
E-glass is made using one of two processes. The first is to create a single filament of glass that is then woven and shaped. The second process is to create a mat of fibers using a combination of a spinning drum and a vacuum system.
Comparisons between E-glass and S-glass for strength, density, and price show S-glass may provide better performance and cost less under conditions where the temperature is not a factor.
Used as a pipeliner, e-glass corrosion-resistant pipe, with its epoxy resin-soaked exterior, is a much-used material used in the trenchless industry in the cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) repair method.