PPG Fiber Glass JV Starts Fourth Furnace in China
PPG Industries recently announced that PFG Fiber Glass (Kunshan) Co. Ltd., its joint venture in Kunshan, China, with Nan Ya Plastics Corp., has started a fourth furnace. With 38,000 metric tons of annual capacity, the additional furnace is expected to serve the expanding Asian electronics industries.
“This furnace features innovative, state-of-the-art technology,” said Terry Fry, general manager of global electronics for PPG and the company’s regional fiber glass business. “The technological advancements of its manufacturing operation enable us to maximize process efficiency while saving energy and reducing emissions.”
“Through our collaboration with Nan Ya, we have enabled PFG Fiber Glass (Kunshan) Co. Ltd. to maintain its position as the leader in the manufacture of fiber glass yarns for the electronics industry,” said Tom Kerr, PPG’s vice president for fiber glass. “We remain committed to our partners in Asia and to supporting the global fiber glass industry, its markets, and its customers.”