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Analysis of Fiberglass

AppNote XRF1853: elements in fiberglass by FP method

Background

Fiberglass, also called glass wool, is used to make thermal insulation for houses, buildings, piping and ducts, and can also be used as a soundproofing material. Fiberglass-reinforced plastic is used to produce thermosetting polymers to make swimming pools, hot tubs, water tanks and surfboards, among many other types of products. Various fiberglass formulations are used which require elemental composition analysis to ensure proper physical and chemical properties during the manufacturing of fiberglass. Rigaku offers NEX CG EDXRF analyzer to meet this industry need. Simple to use, this non-destructive technique is fast with minimal sample preparation to give optimum measurement of elements in fiberglass for at-line quality control, QA/QC lab work and the more demanding work of R&D.

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