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AGY Announces Acquisition in Asia Pacific Region

AIKEN, SC, USA – (June 15, 2009) – AGY, a leading global producer of glass fiber yarns and high-strength glass fiber reinforcements, announced that it has acquired a 70% controlling interest in the Shanghai-based yarn manufacturing business of Grace THW Group. The transaction closed on June 10, 2009 and the company has been renamed AGY Shanghai Technology Co., Ltd. Grace THW remains a 30% shareholder in the venture and AGY has the option and intent to buy the remaining shares from Grace THW at some point in the near future. AGY Shanghai Technology Co., Ltd is a producer of E-glass yarns and is unaffiliated with the fabric weaving business of […]

AGY Introduces L-Glass™ Fiber for High Frequency, Improved Signal Integrity Circuit Designs

Aiken, SC, USA – (March 24, 2009) – In response to the rapid development of highspeed digital electronic systems, AGY, a leading global producer of glass fiber yarns and highstrength glass fiber reinforcements, has introduced L-Glass™, a new low-loss glass fiber yarn for printed wiring board (PWB) applications. The low dielectric constant (Dk) and low dissipation factor (Df) properties of L-Glass fiber are ideally suited for designs requiring increased signal speeds and better signal integrity than traditional E-Glass/epoxy substrate materials. According to Scott Northrup, Director of New Business Development at AGY, “Substrate materials that provide low dielectric constant and low dissipation factor properties have become an essential element of high-speed […]

AGY Announces Expansion into Asia Pacific

AIKEN, SC, USA – (March 18, 2009) – AGY, a leading global producer of fiberglass yarns and high-strength fiberglass reinforcements, announced that it has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Grace THW Holding Limited to acquire a 70% controlling interest in Shanghai Grace Technology Company Limited, a producer of E-glass yarns, with the option and intent to purchase the remaining outstanding shares in the near future. The acquisition, which is expected to be finalized in the second quarter of 2009, will expand AGY’s geographic manufacturing footprint and enable it to service its growing Asia- Pacific customer base. The Asia-Pacific region represents a large market for AGY products […]

AGY Presents Technical Paper on S-2 Glass® Armor Systems

Aiken, South Carolina, March 30, 2004 – AGY today announced the presentation of a paper at the annual European SAMPE technical conference about the use of S-2 Glass products in composite armor applications. The conference is being held this year in conjunction with JEC 2004 in Paris, March 30-April 1. Titled The Synergystic Roles of High Strength Glass Composite and Alumina Ceramic Facing in Lightweight Composite Armor Against Armor Piercing Projectiles, the paper covers the mechanisms and roles of both the S-2 Glass composite and the alumina tiles of a ceramicfaced composite armor system in defeating an armor-piercing round. A predictive model for the ballistic protection behavior of a ceramic-faced […]