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AGY Expands S-2 Glass Manufacturing Capacity 

18 May 2012

AGY has increased production output of its S-2 Glass fibre reinforcements by twenty percent with the capability to further increase its output as market demands dictate.

According to AGY, this expansion enables them to meet growth in both the aerospace and industrial markets for high-performance glass fibres used for composite reinforcement.

AGY explain that they exclusively make S-2 Glass fibres and that they are supplied to a wide variety of markets and end use applications around the world. In the aerospace industry, S-2 Glass fibres offer unique reinforcement properties that are critical to high performance aerospace applications such as helicopter blades, aircraft flooring, interiors, and structural parts.

AGY offers S-2 Glass fibre products that are designed to be compatible with phenolics, epoxies, polyesters, vinyl esters, rubber as well as many thermoplastic resins. S-2 Glass has tensile strength that exceeds that of standard-modulus carbon fibre as well as most grades of aramid fibre. Because S-2 Glass fibre has a high strain-to-failure of 5.7 percent (compared to aramid’s 2.8 percent and carbon’s 1.5 percent) it has an exceptional ability to withstand high impact events.

“With this significant increase in output, we are confident in AGY’s ability to stay ahead of the needs of the market for S-2 Glass reinforcements,” said Drew Walker, AGY President.





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