Glass fibres are used in a number of industrial and aerospace applications, They're also used in selected home furnishing such as curtains and drapes.
Glass fibers are strong, but they have poor abrasion resistance. Heat setting glass fabrics gives good wrinkle resistance to fabrics made from these fibres.
Metallic fibres are fibres composed of metal or plastic coated metal.
These metallic fibers possess the properties of the metal from which they are formed, they are not affected by salt water, chlorinated water in swimming pools or climatic conditions, they can melt at vert high temperatures.
The most common uses for metallic fibres is in upholstery fabrics and textiles, they are also used in anything from party to evening wear to club clothing, cold weather and survival clothing. Metallic yarns are woven, braided, and knit into many fashionable fabrics and trims. They are dispersed throughout the carpet with other fibers so they are not detected. The presence of the fibers helps to conduct electricity so that the static shock is reduced. These types of carpets are often used in computer-use areas where the chance of producing static is much greater.
Ceramic fibres have the ability to withstand high temperatures with deformation or loss of strength, the ceramic fibres can be used to manufacture textiles by weaving or the braiding process. They also have low thermal conductivity, ceramic fibres are used in insulation, sealing applicants and rope.
Carbon fibres have high stiffness, high tensile strength, low weight, high chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance and low thermal expansion. This makes them popular in the use of aerospace, civil engineering, military, and motorsports, along with other competition sports.
However, they are expensive and cheaper options can be used such as glass fibres or plastic fibres.