PPG announces expanded direct draw roving portfolio at CAMX 2015

New fiber glass products offer tailored chemistry for mechanical properties - PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) fiber glass business has expanded the direct draw roving portfolio with APE-free products that offer a combination of hydrolysis-resistance and strength-retention properties.

These new products will be featured at CAMX: The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo at the Dallas Convention Center in Texas, Oct. 26-29, and they will be showcased throughout 2016 at trade shows, expositions and other industry events.Available in E-Glass and E-CR Glass compositions, HYBON® 2052 direct draw roving is designed for high- and low-pressure epoxy pipe applications and pressure vessels.It is compatible with amine- and anhydride-cured epoxy resin systems.


“These products are uniquely compatible for epoxy resin systems,” said Camilo Serrano, PPG global business manager, direct draw fiber glass products. “The tailored chemistry, which uses an APE-free sizing system, offers excellent fiber-matrix interfacial hydrolysis resistance and strength retention. These benefits contribute to superior long-term composite durability for our customers.”

Supported by PPG’s fiber glass technical resources team, these products are currently produced in the U.S. and are globally available in various TEX/YIELD options in filament diameters ranging from 16 microns to 23 microns.

“PPG is a worldwide leader in quality reinforcement and yarn solutions for a variety of markets,” said Kevin McDonald, PPG vice president, fiber glass. “The launch and commercial availability of these direct draw fiber glass roving products in both E-Glass and E-CR glass compositions supports our customer-focused strategy of delivering innovative products that meet stringent specifications and performance requirements.”

Further details on HYBON 2052 roving products and other reinforcement materials from PPG will be provided at CAMX 2015 in Booth K114.

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. EXPERTISE YOU TRUST. SOLUTIONS YOU DEMAND.™


PPG Industries' vision is to be the world’s leading coatings company by consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation 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 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.


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