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PPG’s Fiber Glass Business Receives Wind Energy Certification

April 1, 2013
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PPG Industries recently announced its fiber glass business has received certification from Germanischer Lloyd (GL), a leading international certification body in the wind energy industry, for HYBON®2002 XM and 2026 XM fiber glass roving products. Approved as exceeding the requirements for R-Glass fiber, each of these direct roving products is manufactured with INNOFIBER®XM specialty glass composition fibers by PPG.

“Our INNOFIBER specialty glass composition fiber—specifically our XM high-modulus composition—offers mechanical properties beyond those of traditional E-Glass,” said Cheryl Richards, PPG Global Market Development manager for energy and infrastructure markets. “The proprietary sizing chemistry we apply to the high-modulus HYBON XM rovings enables our customers to make higher performance composites, such as longer wind turbine blades—an emergent trend in the wind energy market. In addition, lighter weight automotive and aerospace applications are possible with the exceptional mechanical properties of these high-modulus rovings.”

For additional information, visit www.ppgfiberglass.com.

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