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PPG Wins GL Certification for High-Modulus Glass Composition Fibres

02 April 2013

PPG Industries’ fibre glass business has received certification from Germanischer Lloyd (GL), a leading international certification body in the wind energy industry.

The certification is for the HYBON 2002 XM and HYBON 2026 XM fibre glass roving products. GL approved these as they felt they exceeded the requirements for R-Glass fibre, each of these direct roving products is manufactured with INNOFIBRE XM specialty glass composition fibres by PPG.

“Our INNOFIBRE specialty glass composition fibre – specifically our XM high-modulus composition – offers mechanical properties beyond those of traditional E-Glass,” said Cheryl Richards, PPG global market development manager for energy and infrastructure markets. “The proprietary sizing chemistry we apply to the high-modulus HYBON XM rovings enables our customers to make higher-performance composites, such as longer wind turbine blades – an emergent trend in the wind energy market. In addition, lighter-weight automotive and aerospace applications are possible with the exceptional mechanical properties of these high-modulus rovings.

“PPG is committed to providing solutions our customers demand and to supporting their long-term growth and expansion,” Richards said. “This certification shows that the high quality of our fibre glass products backs up that commitment.”

PPG Fiber Glass is a global manufacturer of reinforcement materials for thermoset and thermoplastic composite applications with manufacturing and research facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia. It serves the transportation, energy, infrastructure and consumer markets, as well as electronic circuit board and specialty yarn markets.






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