18 March 2006
18 March 2006
PPG Industries plans to invest $20 million during the next three years to make the company’s Shelby, N.C., fibreglass plant more competitive, according to Victoria Holt, Senior Vice President, Glass and Fiber Glass.
Holt said engineering work has already begun to transform Shelby’s largest furnace, enabling it to produce direct products manufactured with world-leading technology while being cost-competitive on a regional basis.
When the transformation is complete, the rebuilt furnace at Shelby will be positioned to produce wet chop, direct chop, remote wet chop and direct draw products, which are used in blades for wind-energy turbines, pipes, tanks, roofing shingles, automotive parts and other applications. Other products currently produced at Shelby will be sourced from PPG global manufacturing operations to serve the existing US fibreglass market.
“Our investment in Shelby demonstrates PPG’s commitment to our U.S. manufacturing operations and the global fibreglass industry,” Holt said.
ZSK will hold its bi-annual technology showcase on 21-22 September 2018 at its Krefeld, Germany, headquarters. The Embroidery Technology Show assembles more than 25 exhibitors from around the world to discuss emerging trends in the embroidery manufacturing industry and demonstrate the latest products produced using techniques such as tailored fibre placement (TFP) or smart textiles.
SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) at SGL's site in Meitingen, Germany. Compositence, BA Composites and the Chair for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich have also joined the alliance, and Coriolis Group and Cevotec are planning to come on board as partners.
Fibrelite reports that since the start of its partnership with Trenwa more than 100 precast trench systems integrating Fibrelite composite covers have been sold for use in electrical substations, wastewater treatment plants, chemical refineries and many other applications across North America.