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Materials & Material Processing, Textile Industry Products

AGY Completes Capacity Expansions for Specialty Glass Fiber Products

October 7, 2015

AGY Holding Corp., a leading global producer of glass fiber yarns and high-strength glass fiber reinforcement materials, has completed capacity expansions for its S-2 Glass® and L-Glass™ specialty glass fiber product lines. "Earlier this year, AGY announced plans to increase capacity of its specialty glass fiber products," said Patrick Burns, President CEO.  "I am pleased to report we... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Textile Industry Products

AGY Announces Expanded Portfolio of High Performance Glass Fibers

March 16, 2015

AIKEN, SC USA – AGY Holding Corp., a leading global producer of glass fiber yarns and high-strength glass fiber reinforcement materials, has announced the expansion of its product portfolio with the acquisition of Owens Corning's range of S-Glass products and the scale up of S-1 HM™ glass fiber production in conjunction with China Taishan Glass (CTG). "Our range of high performance... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Textile Industry Products

Glass Yarns come in thermoplastics compatible sizes.

March 12, 2014

With thermoplastics-compatible sizes, S-2 Glass® and E-Glass yarns can be used in woven fabrics and range of other conversion steps. Sizing system achieves optimum bond between fibers and thermoplastics while also allowing use of fibers in traditional glass fiber conversion processes. Specifically, sizing systems work with range of polymer chemistries, are available on range of fiber... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Textile Industry Products

High-Performance Hybrid Yarns enhance composite applications.

October 3, 2013

Used in reinforcement and composite manufacturing processes, Innegra™ H series is engineered to meet industry demand for lightweight, damage- and impact-resistant solutions. Product consists of high-performance olefin yarn co-mingled with other high-performance composite fibers, including aramid, basalt, carbon, and glass, to increase durability and avoid shattering effect associated... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Textile Industry Products

Durable Outdoor Yarn Serves as Artist's Palette

May 6, 2013

Minnesota artist and sculptor Randy Walker borrows ideas from the mundane tools of everyday rural life. In his hands, a corn crib, saw blade or fish trap becomes a framework for a rich network of string or yarn transformed into new dimensions. With plans in place for a sculpture depicting a grain elevator, Walker knew he required a material that would hold up to the rigors of the outdoor... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Textile Industry Products

Ultra-Fine Yarns are designed for use in PCB substrates.

March 22, 2013

Used as reinforcement and dielectric, BC2250 and BC3000 allow PCB suppliers to create thinner laminates for higher layer counts and greater circuit density. Yarns are woven into fabric and then laminated with epoxy resin and copper foil to produce copper clad laminate. E-Glass composition contributes to electrical insulation and provides thermo-mechanical stability, and reinforcement with glass... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Textile Industry Products

Glass Fiber features tensile modulus of 14,359 ksi.

November 20, 2012

Developed using Modular Direct Melt production technology, S-3 UHM™Â utilizes unique formulation of S-Glass raw materials to develop mechanical properties. Material is available in range of different formats including yarns, rovings, and chopped fibers. With S-3 UHM, designers and manufacturers will be able to use glass fiber reinforcement in areas previously limited to other types of fibers. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Textile Industry Products

E-Glass Yarn Sizing System targets aerospace industry.

January 6, 2011

Initially available on DE75 yarn, 947 direct sizing system for E-Glass yarns provides aerospace customers with opportunities to remove weight from traditional composite products while increasing tensile and compressive strengths. Fibers with 947 sizing can be woven into fabric and used in composite applications without additional finishing, eliminating related fabric integrity erosion. Currently,... Read More

Chemicals & Chemical Processing, Materials & Material Processing, Safety & Security Equipment, Textile Industry Products

Flame-Retardant PET Yarn is suited for textiles used in vehicles.

June 2, 2010

Compliant with UL 1441 VW-1 flame test, PET yarn meets halogen-free, flame-retardant regulations and no flaming drip requirement. Product supports processing and functional requirements for textiles used in both interior vehicle trim and wiring harness insulation in land, water, and air vehicles. It features 2 melamine-based, flame-retardant materials which, when burned, char so that burning... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Textile Industry Products

Ultra-Fine Glass Fiber Yarns insulate and stabilize PCB substrates.

April 26, 2010

Intended for use as reinforcement and dielectric in PCB substrates, ultra-fine yarns are woven into fabric and laminated with epoxy resin and copper foil to produce copper clad laminate. E-Glass composition enhances electrical insulator properties while providing thermo-mechanical stability to PCBs. Respectively used to produce fabric styles 1037 and 1027, C1200 and BC 1500 yarns consist of 100... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Textile Industry Products

Glass Fiber Yarn ensures speed and integrity of signals.

April 13, 2009

Used in printed wiring board applications, L-Glass(TM) exhibits dielectric constant (Dk) and dissipation factor (Df) suited for designs requiring increased signal speeds and integrity. Dk is 4.86 and Df is 0.0050 at 10 GHz, and coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) is 3.9 ppm/°C. Suited for use in IC packaging, fiber is available in various yarn counts that will allow production of low-loss... Read More