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Our guide explained that the glass from the front (the lead-lined glass in the back is saved for another purpose) of each CRT is crushed into pebble sized particles, fed into a super-heated spinner and extruded out of tiny holes to create the glass wool
 
Our guide explained that the glass from the front (the lead-lined glass in the back is saved for another purpose) of each CRT is crushed into pebble sized particles, fed into a super-heated spinner and extruded out of tiny holes to create the glass wool fibers. Each strand is just 4μ (microns) thick, and to give you some perspective on that, a human hair is about 80μ thick. The resulting glass wool material is very lightweight and similar to cotton at the touch - perfect for packing into insulation materials.

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