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 and producing S-1 HM glass,” said Mr. Zhiyao Tang, Chairman and President of CTG/Taishan Fiberglass.
S-1 HM glass was developed primarily for the wind energy market with input from blade and turbine manufacturers. While AGY and CTG/Taishan Fiberglass are targeting the wind energy market with S-1 HM, they both believe the material has potential for many other industrial applications. “Since S-1 HM glass is mechanically superior to E-Glass, but much less expensive than the extremely high-end glasses, we feel that S-1 HM will be an excellent fit for composite manufacturers in a wide variety of markets,” said Drew Walker, CEO of AGY.
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Mr. Drew Walker, President and CEO of AGY (left) shakes hands with Mr. Zhiyao Tang, Chairman and President of CTG/Taishan Fiberglass (right) confirming the launch of S-1 HM™ glass fiber production.
AGY is a leading global producer of glass fiber yarns and high-strength glass fiber reinforcements used in a variety of composites applications. The company serves a diverse range of markets including aerospace and defense, electronics, construction and industrial. Headquartered in Aiken, South Carolina USA, AGY has a European office in Lyon, France and a manufacturing facility in Aiken, South Carolina, USA.
About CTG/Taishan Fiberglass
CTG/Taishan Fiberglass Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary company of China National Material Co., Ltd., and a National Key High-Tech Enterprise. Major products from the company include E-Glass rovings, TCR roving, chopped strand mat, yarn, chopped strands, multiaxial fabrics, knitted fabrics, woven roving, etc.