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OWENS CORNING: Glass Fiber for Composites

April 6, 2011
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HydroStrand™ is a chopped strand glass fiber for high-performance polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) composites. The glass fiber is available globally and is designed for use in automotive and industrial applications that come in direct contact with high-temperature fluids.

HydroStrand reinforcements reportedly provide a new level of mechanical strength and hydrolysis resistance in PPS composites. They are designed for use in applications that are exposed to aggressive high-temperature fluids such as cooling modules, thermostat covers, impellers and pumps.

“New automotive technology and design are raising temperatures under the hood, generating increasing demand for new solutions that can replace metal,” said Ludovic Chichignoud, global product leader for chopped strand thermoplastics. “Our HydroStrand 918A glass fiber is engineered to strengthen high-end plastics like PPS to meet these challenges, enabling customers to leverage the design, performance and processing advantages of thermoplastics over metal in the most demanding auto and industrial applications.”

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