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PPG, Devold sign agreement for North American joint venture

New company to make reinforcement fabrics for wind turbine blades

PPG Industries and Devold AMT AS have signed an agreement forming a 50-50 joint venture to manufacture glass-fiber reinforcement fabrics used in turbine blades for the North American wind energy market. The multiaxial and unidirectional fabrics are major components in wind turbine blades.

PPG fiber glass is also used in the manufacture of various marine, construction and consumer products.



Did You Know?

PPG, the world's leading maker of transportation coatings and a major global supplier of industrial and packaging coatings, flat and fabricated glass, continuous-strand fiber glass, and industrial and specialty chemicals. Our many PPG technologies have been recognized with prestigious R&D 100 Awards and recipients have included:

  • Lead-free electrodeposition anti-corrosion primer for automobiles.
  • Coated-glass auto windshield that does dual duty as a multi-purpose antenna

We are also the developers of Transitions® plastic photochromic eyewear lenses that automatically darken when exposed to sunlight. We developed a fiber glass yarn destined to revolutionize the manufacture of circuit boards for computers and other electronic devices. Examples of our continuing emphasis on developing high-technology products include:

  • Sunclean® Glass that cleans itself
  • CeramiClear™ automotive clearcoat developed using nanotechnology