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PPG wins GL certification for high-modulus glass composition fibers

News International-French

26 Mar 2013

PPG Industries' fiber glass business has received certification from Germanischer Lloyd (GL), a leading international certification body in the wind energy industry, of HYBON 2002 XM and HYBON 2026 XM fiber glass roving products.

 Approved as exceeding the requirements for R-Glass fiber, each of these direct roving products is manufactured with INNOFIBER XM specialty glass composition fibers by PPG.

“Our INNOFIBER specialty glass composition fiber – 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 fiber glass products backs up that commitment.”


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