Silica Fibers

Some articles on silica, fibers, silica fibers:

Fiber Optic - Manufacturing - Materials - Silica
... Silica exhibits fairly good optical transmission over a wide range of wavelengths ... portion of the spectrum, particularly around 1.5 μm, silica can have extremely low absorption and scattering losses of the order of 0.2 dB/km ... Silica can be drawn into fibers at reasonably high temperatures, and has a fairly broad glass transformation range ...
Silica Fiber
... Silica fibers made of sodium silicate (water glass) are used in heat protection (including asbestos substitution) and in packings and compensators ... Sodium silicate fibers may be used for subsequent production of silica fibers, which is better than producing the latter from a melt containing SiO2 or by acid-leaching of glass fibers ... The silica fibers are useful for producing wet webs, filter linings and reinforcing material ...