By Dr. Cameron Chai
At COMPOSITES 2012, PPG Industries’ subsidiary, PPG Fiber Glass, has offered a presentation on INNOFIBER range of glass composition fibers. The American Composite Manufacturers Association (ACMA) hosted the event at Mandalay Bay Convention Center located in Las Vegas, California.
Cheryl Richards, PPG global market manager for energy and infrastructure markets, presents corrosion-resistance lab test results for the INNOFIBER(R) CR glass composition fibers from PPG.
The company has described about the major benefits offered by the INNOFIBER materials during the seminar. In addition, it has explained how these glass composition fibers surpass the modulus-performance and corrosion-resistance values of the standard E-Glass fiber glass reinforcements.
Cheryl Richards, the company’s Global Market Development Manager for infrastructure and energy markets, has presented laboratory test results on the innovative glass composition fibers. The results demonstrate clear variations for unidirectional tensile modulus and corrosion resistance using proprietary fiber glass chemistry and INNOFIBER glass fiber rovings.
Richard Heilman, Global Business Director for infrastructure and energy markets at PPG, remarked that INNOFIBER portfolio of fibers enhance the performance margins of the traditional fiber glass products. INNOFIBER XM high-modulus glass composition fibers deliver lighter weight and improved stiffness, whereas INNOFIBER CR glass composition fiber, which is free from boron, offers exceptional corrosion resistance in acidic conditions.
PPG Fiber Glass produces reinforcement materials for thermoplastic and thermoset composite applications and serves various markets, including infrastructure, energy, transportation and specialty yarn. It operates research and production facilities in Asia, Europe and the U.S.