PPG Wins GL Certification for High-Modulus Glass Composition Fibers


WEBWIRE – Tuesday, March 26, 2013

PITTSBURGH, – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) fiber glass business has received certification from Germanischer Lloyd (GL), a leading international certification body in the wind energy industry, of HYBON(R) 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(R) 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.”

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. For more information, visit www.ppgfiberglass.com. EXPERTISE YOU TRUST. SOLUTIONS YOU DEMAND.(TM)

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PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

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