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AGY Fibers Chosen for Inclusion in Polimotor 2 Composite Car Engine

AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA – (March 8, 2016) – AGY Holding Corp. is proud to announce that its range of high performance fibers will be included as part of the development of the all composite Polimotor 2 engine currently under development with Matti Holtzberg of Composite Castings, LLC. The project is designed to further prove the capabilities of composites in the engine applications that traditionally use metal components.  The block of the engine, which will be on display at AGY’s stand at the JEC Show in March, will use AGY fibers to maximize the mechanical performance of the block while ensuring the lowest weight.   The final engine will reportedly weigh around […]

AGY Completes Capacity Expansions for Specialty Glass Fiber Products

AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA – (October 5, 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 have successfully completed these capacity expansions.  AGY is now well positioned to service the continued growth in demand for its S-2 Glass high performance and L-Glass low loss glass fibers.” Compared to standard glass fibers, AGY’s S-2 Glass fibers offer superior performance in […]

AGY Announces Capacity Increase for L-Glass™ Low Loss Glass Fiber

AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA – (March 11, 2015) – AGY Holding Corp., a leading global producer of glass fiber yarns and high-strength glass fiber reinforcement materials, is making investments to significantly increase capacity of its L-Glass™ fiber product line in response to tremendous demand for the low-loss glass fiber used in high speed printed circuit board applications. The new capacity will be commissioned in late 2015 and will expand L-Glass™ capacity by at least 200% for the fast growing application areas of high speed servers, automotive driver assistance systems, and handheld consumer electronics. New proprietary melting and fiberizing technology will be utilized and is specially designed for the unique and demanding […]

AGY Announces Expanded Portfolio of High Performance Glass Fibers

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 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 products has increased with the introduction of a number of new products we have developed and brought to the market such as S-3 HDI™ glass fiber fine yarns, S-3 UHM™ glass fiber yarns, and with our recent acquisition of the S-glass range of products, we […]

AGY Announces Expansion of S-2 Glass® Fiber Capacity

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 […]

AGY Holding Corp. Names Patrick J. Burns as President and CEO

Aiken, South Carolina, October 7, 2014 – AGY Holding Corp., a leading producer of specialty glass fibers, today announced the appointment of Patrick J. Burns as President and Chief Executive Officer. “I am pleased to welcome Pat to the AGY team,” said David Treadwell, Chairman of the Board of AGY Holding Corp.  “His leadership and industry experience will be a great asset to the achievement of the strategic goals of AGY.” Pat comes from Precision Fabrics Group (“PFG”), where he served for 16 years as Chief Financial Officer and Co-CEO, running the woven products group.  He was instrumental in repositioning PFG as an innovative leader of specialty niche products in […]

Owens Corning, AGY Establish Technology and Service Relationship to Provide High-Performance S-Glass Reinforcements

AGY to assume Owens Corning S-Glass business, will operate as exclusive licensee of Owens Corning S-Glass technology TOLEDO, Ohio, [July 30, 2014] – Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, announced today that it has signed an agreement with AGY, a leading global producer of glass fiber yarns and high-strength glass fiber reinforcements, to better serve and grow the composites market with S-Glass reinforcements. Owens Corning will license its S-Glass technology exclusively to AGY, which will assume commercial and operating responsibility for all of Owens Corning’s S-Glass-related business effective August 1, 2014. “This agreement enables our customers to benefit from AGY’s global […]

AGY and CTG/Taishan Fiberglass Launch Production of S-1 HM™ Glass Fiber

AIKEN, SC USA – (July 18, 2014) – AGY, a leading global producer of glass fiber yarns and glass fiber reinforcements, has announced the start of production of S-1 HM™ glass in conjunction with CTG/Taishan Fiberglass.  The material was developed by AGY and will be produced by CTG/Taishan Fiberglass to fill the cost and performance gap between traditional E-Glass products and higher performance glasses such as AGY’s S-2 Glass®  products. CTG/Taishan Fiberglass is one of the world’s largest glass fiber manufacturers whose main focus is supplying the highest quality glass fiber to its customers at the best price and with the best service. “We are looking forward to working with […]

AGY Seeks Collective Bargaining Agreement

AIKEN, SC USA – (May 3, 2014) – AGY and Teamsters Local No. 509 have been meeting since March 24, 2014 to negotiate a new contract for the Company’s employees at its Aiken Plant prior to the contract expiration at midnight on May 1, 2014. Unfortunately, after many days of discussions, the negotiations were not productive. As a result, on April 29, 2014, AGY gave Teamsters’ Union Leadership the Company’s final offer for a new three (3) year agreement and requested that the offer be presented to the Union’s membership for a vote. Unfortunately, Teamsters Leadership immediately rejected AGY’s proposal, stating that it would not present the proposal to its […]

AGY Promotes S-2 Glass® Portfolio for Oil and Gas Applications

AIKEN, SC USA – (March 11, 2014) – AGY, a leading global producer of high-strength glass fiber reinforcements, is highlighting its S-2 Glass® portfolio of products as the next generation of composite reinforcement for the oil and gas industry. This high-performance reinforcement offers the physical and chemical characteristics needed to drive composite down-hole tooling into more aggressive well environments, new applications, and longer life cycle product lines. As well depths increase, so do down-hole temperatures and pressures, thus creating a progressively more hostile environment for the materials involved. Composites produced using S-2 Glass as reinforcement can be more than 40% stronger than those made with traditional E-Glass fiber, and can […]