PPG introduces HYBON 2026 fiber glass roving for Asian wind market


PITTSBURGH, July 3, 2009 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) is manufacturing HYBON 2026 fiber glass roving in Zibo, Shandong Province, China, at PPG Sinoma Jinjing Fiber Glass Co., Ltd. – a joint venture of PPG and Sinoma Jinjing Fiber Glass Co. Ltd. HYBON 2026 fiber glass is designed for wind energy and other market segments. By increasing manufacturing capabilities in China, PPG will continue to support local customers by offering a high-performance fiber glass product to the wind market.

HYBON 2026 fiber glass roving exceeds specifications for wind blades. It achieves maximum adhesion with epoxy, vinyl ester and polyester resins.

HYBON 2026 fiber glass provides 20 percent higher tensile strength and double the fatigue performance over current wind products,” according to Cheryl Richards, PPG global market manager, wind energy. “It is designed for longer blades and offshore applications, exceeding wind blade designers’ requirements.”

PPG’s wind energy products include fiber glass for turbine blades and coatings for towers and blades. With its globally available products and rich portfolio, PPG provides leadership in the renewable energy market.

“With the introduction of PPG’s latest fiber glass technology, HYBON 2026, PPG will grow the local manufacturing product options for the wind industry,” said Victoria M. Holt, PPG senior vice president, glass and fiber glass. “We continue to support our local and global customers in the ‘green’ renewable energy marketplace.”

About Sinoma Jinjing Fiber Glass
Sinoma Jinjing Fiber Glass Co. Ltd. is a joint venture between China National Materials Industry Group and Shandong Glass Group. China National Materials Industry Group is a Beijing-based, government-administered enterprise directly under the State Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, with total assets of more than 10 billion RMB (more than US$1.2 billion). It covers the full range of technology and innovation in the non-metallic minerals industry, with manufacturing, engineering and mining of non-metallic materials as well as construction and international trade components. Shandong Glass Group is one of the leading glass manufacturers in China and among the top 100 enterprises of Shandong Province, with total assets of more than 2 billion RMB (more than US$247 million).

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

 

HYBON is a trademark of PPG Industries.

 

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Contact:
Rick Chen
PPG Fiber Glass
+86-21-5836.5036 #836
rickchen@ppg.com

Asia/Pacific Contact:
Hunter Lee
PPG China
86 22 6620 6102
hunterlee@ppg.com
china.ppg.com

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