The electroactive polymer is a term used to describe materials that have actuating properties are based mainly on polymers.
INORGANIC FIBRES OVERVIEW GRAPHICS
Textile Fibre Overview with links
Basalt fibres made from rock solidified from volcanic lava are suggested by some as the alternative to glass fibres.
Asbestos fibres are modified natural fibres.
Ceramic fibre is the latest in a series of new materials earmarked for use as fibres.
The use of carbon fibres has only become widespread over the past couple of decades. However, growth has been rapid since its inception.
Glass fibres existing in a wide range of types for several ends use made by melting silica (sand material) at very high temperatures and adding to the melt the necessary fabrics. High temperatures always incur significant energy costs.