What are the types and uses of glass fibre meshes?

Glass fibre made of water glass or molten glass is a strong and resilient material that can be used in many different ways. One of them is to weave a special grid: a durable and convenient canvas with rectangular meshes. The latter can vary in size depending on the application. Glass fibre mesh is primarily used for insulation, both thermal and acoustic (it effectively traps heat and sound), and to reinforce various surfaces.

 

Glass fibre mesh for façade

One of the most common uses of glass fibre mesh is building façades. Glass fibre mesh works perfectly as an element of insulation with strengthening properties. In addition, it is used to reinforce plaster, making the surface stronger. Coating the mesh with appropriate resins and polymer substances gives it useful properties, such as high adhesion and resistance to alkaline factors. As a result, glass fibre mesh can be used to reinforce both internal and external surfaces.

Products of this type differ primarily in weight and weave. A higher density means greater resistance to mechanical damage, which is why mesh with a higher density is perfect for external façades. The weave influences the strength, flexibility, and resistance to loads. In BauTex, we make products with a gazean weave, also known as twisted weave, which provides the most favourable properties. We offer meshes of various weights and any colour.

Road geogrids

We also manufacture geogrids, another type of glass fibre mesh that has unique applications. Road geogrids are primarily used to reinforce various layers of road surfaces, protecting them from loads, and evenly distributing stresses resulting from traffic. This considerably extends life of the road and reduces damage, which translates into more comfort for the users, less frequent repairs, and thus greater savings. Road geogrids are made of glass fibre or its mixture with carbon fibre.