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 completes sale of fiberglass business to Nippon Electric Glass
The business, which employs more than 1,000 people and had net sales of approximately $350 million in 2016, supplies the transportation, energy, infrastructure and consumer markets.

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.

AkzoNobel rejects PPG’s $22 billion bid
AkzoNobel stated it instead will look to spin off its chemical business.

CAMX 2016 preview: PPG Industries
PPG Industries (Pittsburgh, PA, US) will introduce three new fiber glass products and present three technical papers.

PPG sells European glass fiber business to Nippon Electric Glass
The deal includes 550 employees in facilities in The Netherlands and England; the group reported $150 million in 2015 sales.

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.

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

PPG, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to collaborate on fiber glass project
The computing project aims to reduce product and energy loss during fiber glass manufacture.

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.

PPG-authored paper wins Best Paper Award at ACCE
Dr. Jacob Anderson's paper on the effects of processing techniques on glass fiber-reinforced thermoplastics will be presented at the SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) on Sept. 10.

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

CAMX 2015 preview: PPG Industries
PPG Industries’ (Pittsburgh, PA, US) fiber glass business is introducing at CAMX HYBON 2052 direct draw roving, designed for high- and low-pressure epoxy pipe applications and pressure vessels and compatible with amine- and anhydride-cured epoxy resin systems.

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.

CAMX 2014 preview: Polystrand
Polystrand (Englewood, Colo.) is featuring in its booth a vehicle suspension system made with thermoplasti composites as part of its partnership with PPG and SANLUIS Rassini, which is preparing the vehicle to compete in the Grand Touring Lite (GTL) classification in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).

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.

CAMX 2014 preview: PPG Industries
PPG Industries (Pittsburgh, Pa., USA) will showcase its portfolio of fiberglass products and technologies, as well as present two technical seminars at CAMX 2014.

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.

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