Owens Corning, major provider of corrosion-resistant glass fibers, has declared that it will unveil its ‘Glass Fiber Reinforcement Chemical Resistance Guide,’ at the international trade show for the National Association of Corrosion Engineers.
The guide offers valuable information to peripheral users, engineers and developers to enable them to choose the appropriate glass fiber corroborations for corrosive applications.
Ashish Diwanji, Vice President of Innovation for the Composite Solutions Business, has stated that the guide will enable designers of FRP to strike a balance between cost and accomplishment when choosing the ideal glass fiber to cope with their requirements. He added that their material science proficiencies in glass, corrosion and surface chemistry have helped them to innovate most of the currently used glass fibers in FRP.
The new guide includes test outcomes, illustrations of data and specifications regarding industry norms for glass fiber constitutions utilized in FRP applications. The outcomes were obtained from investigations performed in the lab as well as in learning acquired through the company’s expertise in the field, illustrating the impact of several chemicals on various glass fibers. Illustrations of making specifications are offered to assure precision and reliability.
The report also features industry norms for corrosion- resistant glass fibers because choosing the suitable glass fiber is a major aspect in corrosion confrontation and can minimize the menace of breakdown.
The Advantex glass of the company has received ASTM D578, ISO 2078, and DIN1259-1 certifications. The glass has improved anti-corrosion features and it shows high performance when it comes in contact with corrosive materials. Corrosion-resistant products play a significant role in several applications like chemical processing, tidal energy installations, pollution control, desalination and mining plants.