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Jushi & Gibson Fiberglass announce a new breakthrough in advanced glass fiber manufacturing

News International-French

13 Feb 2011

Joe Peng, President of Jushi USA / Gibson Fiberglass announced on the 28th of January 2011 that Jushi Group / Gibson Fiberglass has developed a high strength, high modules fiber reinforcement, aimed at composite applications requiring better corrosion resistance and enhanced physical properties.

ViPro™ is currently being produced in trial quantities by Jushi/Gibson. “This innovation is the culmination of several years of development work by our science and technology group,” according to Joe Peng, President of Jushi USA / Gibson Fiberglass. “The enhanced physical properties of ViPro™ will benefit composite applications with higher strength demands such as wind energy, high pressure pipe, and sucker rods. The improved chemical resistance of ViPro™ will improve the performance of composites used in oil and chemical process equipment as well as high voltage electrical applications”.

“ViPro™ will help to advance the use of fiberglass composites when competing with other materials such as wood, aluminum and steel,” says Hack Wall, Gibson’s Vice President of Technical Support. “Due to improved strength characteristics and better chemical resistance than traditional E-Glass, ViPro™ would allow the manufacture of lighter, stronger, laminates with better corrosion performance properties”.

Currently, ViPro™ is being tested by a select group of customers. “We expect to fully commercialize ViPro™ by the first quarter of 2011,” according to Ron Adams, Vice President of Technical Sales for Gibson. “We will be working closely with customers to make sure there is a smooth transition to the new ViPro™ products as they become available”.

 

About Gibson Enterprises

Gibson Enterprises, Inc. headquartered in Irwindale, California, is a leading supplier of fiberglass reinforcements and fabrics to the reinforced plastics industry. With distribution centers in Miami, Florida / Elkhart, Indiana, / Irwindale, California, Gibson is able to supply reinforcements to all regions of the US and Canada. Founded in 1995, the company supplies reinforcements to a wide variety of industries including Marine, Construction, Corrosion, Infrastructure, Transportation, and Renewable Energy.

 

About Jushi Fiberglass
Jushi Fiberglass, headquartered in the Tongxiang Economic Development Zone, Zhejiang, China, is one of the world’s largest producers of fiberglass reinforcements. With three production bases in Tongxiang, Jiujiang, and Chengdu, total assets of over $1.3 billion USD, Jushi’s ISO 9001 facilities and 10,000 employees, can churn out over 900,000 metric tons of fiberglass per year.


 Source : Jushi Group / Gibson Fiberglass

ViPro™ is currently being produced in trial quantities by Jushi/Gibson. “This innovation is the culmination of several years of development work by our science and technology group,” according to Joe Peng, President of Jushi USA / Gibson Fiberglass. “The enhanced physical properties of ViPro™ will benefit composite applications with higher strength demands such as wind energy, high pressure pipe, and sucker rods. The improved chemical resistance of ViPro™ will improve the performance of composites used in oil and chemical process equipment as well as high voltage electrical applications”.

“ViPro™ will help to advance the use of fiberglass composites when competing with other materials such as wood, aluminum and steel,” says Hack Wall, Gibson’s Vice President of Technical Support. “Due to improved strength characteristics and better chemical resistance than traditional E-Glass, ViPro™ would allow the manufacture of lighter, stronger, laminates with better corrosion performance properties”.

Currently, ViPro™ is being tested by a select group of customers. “We expect to fully commercialize ViPro™ by the first quarter of 2011,” according to Ron Adams, Vice President of Technical Sales for Gibson. “We will be working closely with customers to make sure there is a smooth transition to the new ViPro™ products as they become available”.

About Gibson Enterprises
Gibson Enterprises, Inc. headquartered in Irwindale, California, is a leading supplier of fiberglass reinforcements and fabrics to the reinforced plastics industry. With distribution centers in Miami, Florida / Elkhart, Indiana, / Irwindale, California, Gibson is able to supply reinforcements to all regions of the US and Canada. Founded in 1995, the company supplies reinforcements to a wide variety of industries including Marine, Construction, Corrosion, Infrastructure, Transportation, and Renewable Energy.

About Jushi Fiberglass
Jushi Fiberglass, headquartered in the Tongxiang Economic Development Zone, Zhejiang, China, is one of the world’s largest producers of fiberglass reinforcements. With three production bases in Tongxiang, Jiujiang, and Chengdu, total assets of over $1.3 billion USD, Jushi’s ISO 9001 facilities and 10,000 employees, can churn out over 900,000 metric tons of fiberglass per year.

Source : Jushi Group / Gibson Fiberglass