PPG introduces new portfolio of glass compositions at COMPOSITES 2012


Cheryl Richards, PPG global market manager for energy and infrastructure markets, presents corrosion-resistance lab test results for the INNOFIBER(R) CR glass composition fibers from PPG.
PITTSBURGH, March 8, 2012 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) fiber glass business presented a seminar on its INNOFIBER(R) glass composition fibers during last week’s COMPOSITES 2012, hosted by the American Composite Manufacturers Association (ACMA) at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

“This presentation offered an opportunity for PPG to introduce products that are part of our new glass composition fiber portfolio, as well as to reinforce that we continue to offer the products our customers have valued and trusted for more than 50 years – our standard E-Glass reinforcements and yarns, which are core to the industry,” said Cheryl Richards, PPG global market development manager for energy and infrastructure markets.

“What’s exciting is that we now offer our customers alternatives to help them meet the changing demands of the market and provide options for their continued growth.”

During the seminar, PPG provided an overview of key benefits of the INNOFIBER portfolio of glass composition fibers, as well as explanation of how these products exceed the corrosion-resistance and modulus-performance limits of E-Glass.

INNOFIBER specialty glass composition fibers expand the performance boundaries of traditional fiber glass reinforcements,” said Richard Heilman, PPG global business director for energy and infrastructure markets. “For example, INNOFIBER CR boron-free glass composition fiber is engineered for performance and provides excellent corrosion resistance in acidic environments, while the high-modulus INNOFIBER XM glass composition fibers offer better stiffness and lighter weight that benefits end-use applications that utilize highly oriented fiber reinforcements.”

Richards presented separate lab test results that illustrated clear differences for corrosion resistance as well as unidirectional dry wound tensile modulus using INNOFIBER glass fiber rovings and proprietary fiber glass sizing chemistry.

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) represents more than 3,000 companies and is the world’s largest trade group representing the composites industry. ACMA hosts COMPOSITES, the largest composites trade show in North America with supplier and manufacturer representatives from all market segments. For more information, visit www.acmanet.org.

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.

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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 more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2011 were $14.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

 
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Contact:
Laurie Cochran
PPG Fiber Glass
412-820-8748
lcochran@ppg.com
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