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glass fibre

Glass fibre production worldwide:
keeping pace
After having weathered the economic crisis, the market for glass-fibre-reinforced composites continues to expand, as we indicated the last time we discussed this topic.
Tab. 1: Global roving production capacity (direct, chopped, mat, ..) 2012 production (est.) metric tons/year

Glass type Europe Binani/3B-Fibreglass Ahlstrom Glassfibre 0y Cam Elyaf Sanayii AS(Sisecam Group) Johns Manville Europe E -Boron Free E E E E E -Boron Free E

HP glass

HiPer-Tex

T

Lanxess Deutschland Gmbh OCV Reinforcements PPG Fiber Glass Others Total Europe USA/Canada/Brazil/Mexico AGY Holding Corp.

his article is an update of the «Global glass-fibre production: tailoring better for needs» article published in Issue 66 of July - August 2011. It mostly follows the structure of the previous article so that they can be easily compared.

895,000 (20,7%)

S2 E E -Boron Free E S(Xstrand)

Glass types
E, ECR (corrosion-resistant), boron-free (only sold by Owens Corning and 3B Fiberglass) and high-performance are still the four main types of glass fibre. No revolution. For more detailed key production parameters, please read our 2011 article. Glass fibre manufacturers continue to focus on enhancing the properties of fibres, while lowering the energy required to draw them. For sure, energy savings will play a key role in the competition among the many players involved (compared with the lower number of carbon fibre manufacturers).

Johns Manville OCV Reinforcements PPG Fiber Glass Others Total USA/Canada/Brazil/Mexico China/Asie/ROW CPIC Fiberglass Jushi Group Co.,LTD Owens-Corning Reinforcements PFG Fiber Glass Corp Sichuan Weibo Co.,Ltd Sinoma Science-Technology Co.,Ltd Taishan Fiberglass Inc. Taiwan Glass Group Xingtai Jinniu Fiberglass Co.,Ltd Nippon Electric Glass Co.,Ltd Nittobo KCC Glass Fiber Abahsain Fiberglass M.E.,W.L.L.

845,000 (19,5%)

E/ECR/ECT E/ECR(E6) E -Boron Free E E E E, S1* E E E/ECR E E ECR ECR

Differences between yarn and roving
Yarn and roving are usually produced by different manufacturers for different applications. This is the reason why we continue to provide separate data for these two families. Here is a quick definition of both of them. Yarn refers to strands less than 300 tex (mass in grams per 1000 metres) with filaments 5-9 microns in diameter and up to 4 microns in some applications. This is called “textile” yarn for weaving on fast air-jet or rapier looms,

Eastern Petrochemical Company (EPETCO) Others Total China/Asie/ROW Total World

2,590,000 (59,8%) 4,330,000 (100%) *S1 under licence from AGY

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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012

Cover
Edito
Point of view: Closer to the shop floor
Contents
Agenda of Events
COMPANY & BUSINESS
- In Brief
- Glass fibre
APPLICATIONS
- Pipes & tanks
- Building
MARKET
- Human resources
- Glass fibre
- Turkey
FEATURE AUTOMOTIVE
- Braiding
- Lightening
- D-LFT
- Sustainability
- RTM
- RIM
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
- Design
- Fatigue behaviour
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATIONS
- Wind
- Reinforcement
Index
In the world
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - Cover
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - Edito
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - Point of view: Closer to the shop floor
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - Contents
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - Agenda of Events
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - In Brief
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Glass fibre
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Pipes & tanks
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Building
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Human resources
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Glass fibre
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Turkey
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Braiding
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Lightening
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - D-LFT
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Sustainability
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - RTM
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - RIM
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Design
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Fatigue behaviour
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Wind
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Reinforcement
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - Index
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - In the world
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