PPG Industries’ fiber glass business has received certification from Germanischer Lloyd (GL), a leading international certification body in the wind energy industry, of HYBON 2002 XM and HYBON 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,” says 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 lets our customers 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.
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