PPG reports third quarter 2016 financial results
PPG today reported third quarter 2016 net sales of $3.8 billion, up almost 2 percent versus the prior-year figure of $3.7 billion. Sales volumes grew 1.6 percent and acquisition-related sales contributed more than 2 percent, partly offset by a slight decline in selling prices. Unfavorable foreign currency translation impacted net sales by nearly 2 percent, or about $65 million.
PPG completes sale of European fiber glass operations to Nippon Electric Glass
PPG today announced that it has completed the sale of its European fiber glass operations to glass manufacturer Nippon Electric Glass Co. Ltd. (NEG). Financial terms were not disclosed.
PPG reaches agreement to divest its ownership interest in PFG fiber glass joint ventures
PPG today announced that it has reached an agreement to divest its 50 percent ownership interests in its two PFG Fiber Glass joint ventures (PFG) to Nan Ya Plastics Corp., which currently controls the other 50 percent ownership interest in the joint ventures. Nan Ya is affiliated with Taiwan-based Formosa Plastics Group. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2016.
PPG introduces INNOFIBER TS roving for sound absorption in mufflers
PPG has introduced INNOFIBER® TS 2402 direct-draw fiber glass roving, a new composition designed to optimize sound absorption through enhanced volumizing inside muffler cavities for automotive and industrial exhaust systems.
PPG introduces new TUFROV, HYBON and INNOFIBER products
PPG has added three new products to its established TUFROV®, HYBON® and INNOFIBER® fiber glass product lines.
PPG to invest $20 million to upgrade Chester, South Carolina, fiber glass plant
PPG today announced that it is investing $20 million to upgrade its fiber glass manufacturing facility in Chester, South Carolina. The facility, which employs 150 people, manufactures direct-draw fiber glass products used in filament winding, pultrusion, long-fiber thermoplastics and wind energy applications.
PPG expert discusses green fiber glass technology at two international meetings
PPG announced that Hong Li, PPG senior staff scientist, fiber glass science and technology, presented on new green fiber glass technology at the 24th International Congress on Glass in Shanghai earlier this year and will present again at the 3rd International Glass Fiber Symposium in Aachen, Germany, Oct. 17-19.
PPG to debut new products, present three papers at CAMX 2016
PPG will introduce three new fiber glass products and present three technical papers at the 2016 Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, Sept. 26-29.
PPG reports second quarter 2016 financial results
PPG today reported second quarter 2016 net sales of $4.1 billion, down less than 1 percent versus the prior year. Net sales in local currencies grew by more than 1 percent year-over-year, and acquisition-related sales contributed more than 1 percent. Sales volumes and selling prices were flat versus the prior-year period. Unfavorable foreign currency translation impacted net sales by more than 2 percent, or about $95 million.
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Racecar features first-ever composite rear suspension with PPG fiber glass
PPG announced that Polystrand Inc., a Denver-based manufacturer of thermoplastic composite materials, used TUFROV® 4510 and TUFROV 4588 fiber glass roving products by PPG to build a racecar featuring the world’s first thermoplastic composite rear suspension.