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PPG Industries’ fibre glass business presented a technical seminar on INNOFIBRE specialty glass composition fibres during last month’s JEC Europe in Paris.
“Our presentation in Europe offered an opportunity for PPG to present the products that are part of our new specialty glass composition fibre portfolio, as well as to reinforce that we continue to offer the products our customers have valued and trusted for more than 60 years – our standard E-Glass reinforcements and yarns, which are core to the industry,” said Cheryl Richards, PPG Global Market Development Manager for Energy and Infrastructure Markets.
“What’s exciting is that we now offer our customers alternatives to help them meet the changing demands of the market and provide options for their continued growth.”
PPG presented key benefits of the INNOFIBRE specialty glass composition fibres as well as recent laboratory test results from PPG’s Shelby, North Carolina, US, fibre glass research and development facility. The results, using rovings that paired INNOFIBRE glass composition fibres and proprietary fibre glass sizing chemistry, displayed how these products exceed the corrosion-resistance and modulus-performance limits of standard E-Glass.
“INNOFIBRE specialty glass fibres expand the performance boundaries of traditional fibre glass reinforcements,” said Richard Heilman, PPG Global Business Director for Energy and Infrastructure markets. “INNOFIBRE CR boron-free glass composition fibre is engineered for performance and provides excellent corrosion resistance in acidic environments, while our high-modulus INNOFIBRE XM glass composition fibres offer better stiffness and lighter weight that benefits end-use applications that utilize highly oriented fibre reinforcements.”
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