PPG Industries: Bringing innovation to the surface


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Benefiting from PPG’s substantial annual investment in research and development, scientists and researchers within PPG Fiber Glass have devoted their knowledge, expertise and innovative spirit to invent fiberglass products and improve our manufacturing processes.

Fiberglass is used as a reinforcing agent for many polymer products with the resulting composite material known as fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) or glass-reinforced plastic (GRP). The basic raw materials for fiberglass products are a variety of natural minerals and manufactured chemicals. The major ingredients are silica sand, limestone and soda ash. Other ingredients may include calcined alumina, borax, feldspar, nepheline syenite, magnesite and kaolin clay. Silica sand is used as the glass former, with soda ash and limestone used to help lower the melting temperature. Other ingredients are used to improve certain properties, such as borax for chemical resistance. The raw materials must be carefully weighed in exact quantities and thoroughly mixed together (called batching) before melting into glass.

Continuous glass fibers can be formed from melts with a wide range of compositions and viscosities. Commercial glass fibers are made for a variety of market end-use applications.
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In addition to the amount, form and resin, the end-use properties and durability of fiberglass products are influenced by the processing and fabrication method. 
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Resins are the glue that holds the fibers together, making the structure hold its shape. The fiber and the resin share the load of the structure. 
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PPG Fiber Glass conducts research and product development in each of its facilities located around the world. Highly trained and educated scientists, technicians, engineers...
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PPG Fiber Glass is a global manufacturer of reinforcement materials for thermoset and thermoplastic composite applications with manufacturing and research facilities...
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Through industry partnerships and alliances, PPG Fiber Glass provides innovative solutions and expertise. 
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Nippon Electric Glass (NEG, Head Office: Japan) has acquired PPG’s glass fiber business in Europe and USA. The business is now referred to as Electric Glass Fiber America (USA), Electric Glass Fiber UK (UK), and Electric Glass Fiber NL (The Netherlands), part of NEG. The products and technical information contained in this ppgfiberglass.com website are still valid, and will soon be transitioned to the website of NEG.