boron fiber

boron fiber

[′bȯ‚rän ‚fī·bər]
(chemistry)
Fiber produced by vapor-deposition methods; used in various composite materials to impart a balance of strength and stiffness. Also known as boron filament.
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This version has many revisions, new section numbers and headings, some reorganization, new sections on boron fiber composites, and new information on glass fiber composites, and it deletes other information.
These materials were typically 40% graphite, 20% boron fiber, and 40% epoxy.
Until then, the only available reinforcement was glass, although boron fibers were also coming on the scene.
TABLE 51 FIGHTER AND OTHER AIRCRAFT USING BORON FIBER.
TABLE 52 NORTH AMERICAN OUTLOOK FOR BORON FIBERS BY MARKET, THROUGH 2016 (POUNDS).
The Henderson facility will continue to produce boron trichloride used in pharmaceutical and semi-conductor industries and in manufacture of high-strength boron fibers for various products, and elemental boron for use in automotive safety air bag igniters.