AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA – (March 11, 2015) – AGY Holding Corp., a leading global producer of glass fiber yarns and high-strength glass fiber reinforcement materials, has announced the expansion of its capacity to produce S-2 Glass® yarns and rovings. The expansion is taking place in two phases, with the initial phase completed in late January 2015 and the second phase reaching full production by July of this year. “The expansion in our capacity comes on the back of AGY’s successful launch of several new products in the S-2 Glass fiber range,” commented Patrick Burns, President & CEO. “The success of these new S-2 Glass fiber products, along with growth AGY is seeing in its traditional products and applications, has led to the addition of capacity with the goal of staying ahead of market demand.”
S-2 Glass fibers are produced in AGY’s proprietary melting technology, with the capacity expansion adding a significant number of new positions in the company’s Aiken, South Carolina facility. The use of this proprietary equipment allows AGY to increase capacity without affecting existing production volumes. These positions can be installed in a much quicker time frame than a traditional glass fiber furnace. “The new capacity will come at a time when AGY is moving into new markets such as chopped fibers for the thermoplastic compounds and is seeing increased utilization of S-2 Glass yarns in aerospace and other structures,” commented Alan Pekarik, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “AGY has worked hard to position S-2 Glass fibers in a number of new programs and is excited to be adding capacity to ensure continued growth in high performance markets.”
AGY glass fibers offer performance advantages over other types of products with added mechanical and thermal properties, and they are available as yarns, single-end rovings, multi-end rovings and chopped formats to meet the demands of a number of different processes.
For more information on AGY’s S-2 Glass fibers, please call (888) 434-0945 (Toll Free US) or +33 4727 81775 (France).