AGY has increased production output of its S-2 Glass fibre reinforcements by twenty percent with the capability to further increase its output as market demands dictate. This expansion enables AGY to meet the expected growth in both aerospace and industrial markets for high-performance glass fibres used for composite reinforcement.
AGY glass fibre reinforcements are supplied to a wide variety of markets and end use applications around the world. In the aerospace industry, S-2 Glass fibres offer unique reinforcement properties that are critical to high performance aerospace applications such as helicopter blades, aircraft flooring, interiors, and structural parts.
AGY offers S-2 Glass fiber products that are designed to be compatible with phenolics, epoxies, polyesters, vinyl esters, rubber as well as many thermoplastic resins. S-2 Glass has tensile strength that exceeds that of standard-modulus carbon fibre as well as most grades of aramid fiber. Because S-2 Glass fiber has a high strain-to-failure of 5.7 percent (compared to aramid’s 2.8 percent and carbon’s 1.5 percent) it has an exceptional ability to withstand high impact events.
With these increases, AGY hopes to stay ahead of the market demand.