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Fiberglass composites are extremely versatile and used in numerous applications. The combination of fiberglass's lightweight and inherent strength features make it useful in a variety of applications in a number of markets.

Fiberglass, commonly referred to as glass reinforced polymer (GRP), was first developed in the United Kingdom (UK) during the Second World War as a replacement for molded plywood in aircraft radomes. The first main civilian application was for building boats, which gained wide acceptance in the 1950s. Today, its use has broadened to the automotive and sports equipment sectors, as well as wind energy, water and sewer pipes and other many others.

Fiberglass composites have become a part of everyday life and are widely used in a variety of applications. 

The airline industry is converting to planes and technologies that conserve energy and are more eco-friendly, and fiberglass is an ideal solution. 
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Building construction and construction sites are filled with fiberglass products. The light weight of fiberglass helps to make tools such as ladders, shovels and tool housings...
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Consumers products used in every day activities contain fiberglass and fiberglass reinforced plastic. Because of its flexibility and light weight, fiberglass is used in...
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Reliable electronics are vital to how we communicate. From mobile devices to tablets and laptops that keep the world connected, fiberglass electronic components are found...
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Fiberglass pipe and tank systems are designed for the transport and storage of various products including petroleum products, chemicals, wastewater...
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Power generation and transmission, and the infrastructure that supports our roadways and transportation keep the world’s economy moving. 
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Fiberglass reinforcements support the transportation industry’s high performance and durability demands. Because fiberglass is lightweight, it improves performance...
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Since the beginning of the wind industry and throughout its growth and development, PPG Fiber Glass has been an integral part of wind turbines. 
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General Industrial applications – as the name implies – covers a broad range of markets for fiberglass composites. From window shades to packaging tapes...
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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.