PPG wins innovation award for INNOFIBER XM high-modulus fiber glass
SHANGHAI, May 9, 2013 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) fiber glass business recently received recognition for INNOFIBER® XM fiber glass in the Materials category of the Ringier Technology Innovation Awards 2013. The awards were presented by Ringier Trade Media, a Swiss-based organization that is a leading publisher in the composites industry.
Terry Fry, PPG general manager of fiber glass, Asia Pacific, attended the ceremony and accepted the Ringier Technology Innovation Award recognizing INNOFIBER® XM fiber glass by PPG.
PPG Industries’ fiber glass business received recognition for INNOFIBER® XM fiber glass in the Materials category of the Ringier Technology Innovation Awards 2013.
A panel of independent judges – including college professors and composites industry experts – selected the products and technologies they felt were most innovative and would make the greatest contribution to the development of the Chinese composites market.
“INNOFIBER specialty glass composition fibers – especially the XM high-modulus composition – are based on proprietary PPG technology that yields mechanical properties beyond those of traditional E-Glass,” said Terry Fry, PPG general manager of fiber glass, Asia Pacific. “As the composites industry continues to innovate, the demand for high performance is increasing. Fiber glass development used to focus on sizing, but while sizing continues to be important, the trend is moving toward better glass compositions to help create better products.”
Dr Joe Yu, PPG director of business development, fiber glass, Asia Pacific, said, “PPG is committed to providing solutions to our customers and supporting their long-term growth and expansion. INNOFIBER XM glass composition fibers offer better stiffness and are more lightweight than competitors’ products, which benefits end-use applications that utilize highly-oriented fiber reinforcements, such as wind blade and transportation applications.”
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