Nylon Fiber, 1/2" Long- (Contact shop to request actual ship cost for multi items)

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The comments below are the same as for the 1/8" long nylon fiber, but I'd like to point out a big difference with this length if you try adding it to liquid resins in thin layers as is done with glass fiber. It's agravating to work with because the fibers are long and tend to bend and go in all directions, and are hard to get flattened out. If you're containing it by compressing it with a layer of plastic film (or vacuum bagging it) it works better. Or, if you add a resin thickener before adding this it tends to behave better.
Using it with plaster or gypsum cement is much easier. Those materials tend to contain it with their viscosity and density, and it does increase tensile strength in the final product quite well. It also works well in clay bodies increasing green strength.
This is similar in some ways to cotton fiber in that it is not "stiff" like glass or carbon fiber. It also doesn't impart thixotropic properties to a mixture and it's pretty user friendly like cotton, it won't itch if you get it on your skin and the risk of inhaling it is less than glass fiber, fumed silica thickener (which is a thixotropic additive), or others. Those materials get airborne easily and you must consider safety measures like doing the mixing outdoors upwind, or wearing good quality dust masks. If this is added to a resin, it will increase tensile strength but it has the disadvantage of not bonding well with liquid resins. Epoxy would be the resin you'd want to use it with because of epoxy's effectiveness as a glue. At 1/2 of an inch long, these fibers are much longer than cotton flock or the type of glass fiber known as milled glass fiber.
Where this material shines is as a reinforcement material for plaster or used in clay bodies for green strength (before the clay is fired; during firing the nylon will burn away). This also comes in shorter fiber lengths of 1/8". You can also use it in gypsum cement or concrete blends.-
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I'm sorry, but at this time we do not ship internationally.

If you would like a smaller or larger quantity of a raw material, click the "Request a custom order" button and tell us how much you would like. Or just contact us and let us know what you'd like. We'll get back to you ASAP.

This problem usually occurs with multiple items. Where possible, we're converting to calculated shipping. We originally didn't provide it because we sell so many dissimilar items (size, weight, etc), that it would not be possible to do it accurately. If your shipping cost is high, you can do one of the following: If you see "Request a Custom Order", "Contact", or "Ask a Question" on an item's page, you may use it to request a reserved listing. You may copy and paste a list of the items in your cart, send a screen shot of your items, or simply favorite them, and request a "reserved" or "custom" order. Or you may do nothing. We will see your multiple items & will always refund excess shipping charges before shipping your items.

If you have a technical question about an item we've listed, please don't hesitate to ask. We enjoy helping people out with a material or a process. We give anecdotal information in our listings if we have any. If you disagree with it or think we're being inaccurate or misleading please let us know that, too. If there are discrepancies in any of our listings let us know, we make mistakes like everybody and we'd like to be set straight and get those mistakes corrected.



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