PPG Industries Inc.

Fiberglass products, including direct rovings, chopped fibers, yarn, and mats.

400 Guys Run Rd.
Cheswick, PA 15024 US

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PPG to acquire Dexmet Corp.
PPG Industries says the acquisition will expand its R&D capabilities across the aerospace, automotive and industrial coatings industries. 

Additive manufacturing: Big and going commercial
A demonstration of large-format 3D printing delivers parts for an excavator cab, from CAD data to ready for assembly, in only five hours.

Covestro to provide materials to “Sonnenwagen Aachen” team for solar race
The material manufacturer supports the development of a solar-powered electric car with material donations, technical service and as a gold sponsor.

Thermoplastic composites suspension featured on racecar
The Polystrand GT-Lite racecar recently completed its third racing weekend at the SCCA Majors event in Pueblo, Colo.

fiber manufacturing

Fine-tuning fiberglass: Smart fiber sizing
Some insights into those proprietary chemistries that can customize performance at the fiber/resin interface.

CAMX 2015: More green, more customization, more growth
CAMX, the second year, was in interesting event, marked by a lot of enthusiasm, a lot of innovation and many new products.

VOC reduction strategies for LFRT composites
Additives supplier seeks novel methods to limit VOC emissions from long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics.

Thermoplastic composites technology: A view from Europe
For this Dutch consortium, bringing the manufacturability of thermoplastic materials to maturity is the goal in concert with OEMs, materials and equipment supplier members.

Thermoplastic composites: European consortia, galore!
In addition to the Thermoplastic Composites Research Center (TPRC, Enschede, The Netherlands) — see our article focused on TPRC, titled "Thermoplastic composites technology: A view from Europe" under "Editor's Picks, at top right — there are many other European consortia, comprising private industry, university and government entities, which share the goals of exploring composites materials and methods for manufacturing them, including those with thermoplastic matrices. Here's a sampling.

Infusible thermoplastics via in-situ polymerization
A low-viscosity monomer that can be polymerized in the mold enables infusion of continuous glass fiber with polyamide 6.

CAMX offers unprecedented new product access
CAMX 2014, Oct. 13-16 in Orlando, Fla., promises to be North America's largest ever composites trade show and conference. As a result, exhibitors are coming to the event with a wide array of new and existing materials, machinery, software and technology designed to help make composites fabrication faster, easier and more adaptable. CompositesWorld has been gathering information from CAMX exhibitors about what they will be featuring and introducing in their booths. This week's CAMX newsletter offers a preview of some of what you will find on the show floor.

Polystrand, PPG and SANLUIS Rassini collaborate on lightweighting technologies
The three companies join forces to prepare a sports car to showcase continuous fiber thermoplastic composites technologies. The car will compete in SCCA's GTL class.

Composites business does grow on trees
This advanced composites contractor welcomes down-to-earth opportunities to bring aerospace quality to fantasy foliage.

SPE’s ACCE 2014 preview
Automotive composites a hot topic in the Motor City.

GFRP enables first grid-connected U.S. floating wind turbine
Composite tower on 1:8-scale system reduces hull size/weight and helps mitigate the overall cost of electric power generation.

2014 JEC Europe Review
The composites world met again in Paris, vibrant, stronger, and more forward-looking than ever before.

High-Performance Composites for Aircraft Interiors conference review
Colocated with Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas, CompositesWorld’s HPC4ACI event focused on new material and processing trends that could drive more composites inside the aircraft.

Commercial trucking: Streamlining the Big Box
Glass fiber-reinforced thermoplastics help commercial trucking industry optimize weight, fuel and cost savings.

The rise of Man Camps
Composites also are transforming the temporary, transportable housing market. A recent example is the Man Camp concept — efficient, portable, modular housing manufactured with composite walls, floors and roofs and marketed by TekModo LLC (Elkhart, Ind.) and partner firm Allied Composite Technologies (ACT, Rochester Hills, Mich.).

SPE ACCE 2012 Review
Bursting at the seams, the 12th annual Society of Plastic Engineers Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition tops its previous bests.

Building a better corrosion-control composite
Many FRP products used in corrosive environments — pipe, tanks, ductwork, stack liners and so forth — are constructed with filament winding or pultrusion processes and contain 60 to 70 percent glass fiber reinforcement by weight.

Product Categories of PPG Industries Inc.

Materials
  • Fibers, inorganic
    • E-Glass
    • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type)
  • Reinforcements, unimpregnated
    • E-Glass
      • E-Glass, Chopped strand
      • E-Glass, Mat, chopped strand
      • E-Glass, Mat, continuous strand
      • E-Glass, Milled fibers
      • E-Glass, Roving, multi-end
      • E-Glass, Roving, single-end direct
      • E-Glass, Yarns
    • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type)
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Roving, single-end direct
  • Fabrics, unimpregnated
    • E-Glass
      • E-Glass, Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
      • E-Glass, Woven roving
      • E-Glass, Other
    • Other unimpregnated fabrics
      • Other, Woven roving
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, materials
    • Consulting, process development
    • Consulting, other
  • Testing
    • Testing, materials
    • Testing, product