Method and apparatus for forming and treating kinky fibers from glass
Method for forming mineral fibers
Method and apparatus for fiberizing meltable materials
ApplicationNo. 290117 filed on 12/27/1988
US Classes:65/443, With coating (e.g., lubricant, sizing, etc.)65/460, Adjacent combustion chamber, burner, or blower utilized65/481, Cooling of molten glass at forming area (e.g., cooling fins, etc.)65/510, With means for cooling newly formed fiber, filament, or preform (e.g., nascent fiber, etc.)65/522Having adjacent combustion chamber, burner, or blower utilized
ExaminersPrimary: Lindsay, Robert L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesC03B 037/04
AbstractA method of making textile glass fibers in a rotary process is disclosed. A spinner bearing molten glass rotates on its axis of rotation. Glass is forced through orifices and the resulting fibers are moved along paths generally perpendicular to the axis of rotation. Prior to commingling or turn down of the fibers a quenching liquid is applied to the fibers.