Biz Briefs

Cray Valley, Cook merger creates CCP Composites; Fiber Glass Industries expands production.

Following their recent merger, Cray Valley (Paris, France) and Cook Composites and Polymers (Kansas City, Mo.), announced the creation of CCP Composites, a global organization focused on the production and distribution of products used for the manufacture of composites materials. This new entity includes all composites activities of Cray Valley, Cook Composites and Polymers and the Arlington Hts., Ill.-based distribution business Composites One. The launch was celebrated with a new logo and identity for the combined enterprise. The company has three specialized research centers involved in development of styrene-free, bio-sourced, fire retardant/halogen-free and cleaning agent products.

Fiber Glass Industries (Amsterdam, N.Y.) on Sept. 15 announced the completed expansion of its production facilities for its GLASS POLYPRO products — manufactured using Twintex technology under license from OCV Reinforcements, a division of Owens Corning Composite Materials (Toledo, Ohio). The expansion results in a 150 percent increase in production capacity for the roving product line, which consists of commingled E-glass and polypropylene filaments that can be woven into highly conformable fabrics. This reportedly ready-to-use glass/thermoplastic reinforcement is currently used in the transportation market where its impact and flex-fatigue resistance and cleanability make it suitable for a variety of applications. In addition, GLASS POLYPRO RPP rovings are said to be suitable for filament winding, pultrusion, reinforcement of extruded profiles and weaving.