AGY Increases S-2 Glass Manufacturing Capacity by 20%

14 December 2008

AGY has increased production capacity of its S-2 Glass fibre products by another twenty percent in response to continued demand for composite armour systems in US military vehicles.

“This increase is in addition to the 50 percent increase we already announced earlier this year following the completion of our new manufacturing facility in Aiken, South Carolina,” said Drew Walker, AGY Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We have already shipped a record amount of S-2 Glass fibre products in 2008, far exceeding previous records set in 2005, 2006 and 2007.”

Fuelling the demand for S-2 Glass fibre products are programs currently underway to provide US forces with armoured vehicles that provide state-of-the-art protection against roadside bombs, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and explosively formed projectiles (EFPs). Walker said that S-2 Glass composite armour systems, which have proven highly successful in protecting military vehicles such as the Humvee (High-Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle) and MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected) vehicles, are now being directed into smaller, more agile versions of the MRAP.

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