PPG Introduces HYBON 2026 Fiber Glass Roving for Wind Market

Manufactured by PPG at five locations – three in the United States; one in Wigan, England, U.K.; and one in Zibo, Shandong Province, China, that is a joint venture of PPG and Sinoma Jinjing Fiber Glass Co. Ltd. – HYBON 2026 fiber glass roving reinforces composites used to create longer, lighter turbine blades. Customers can optimize their wind blade designs and production processes using this flexible product. HYBON 2026 fiber glass is also one of the few high performance rovings that is multi-compatible in a variety of resin systems, providing customers with versatility in design and engineering.

“Customers have reported higher tensile strength and fatigue performance when using HYBON 2026,” according to Cheryl Richards, PPG global market manager, wind energy. “It achieves these results in both epoxy and next-generation-technology vinyl ester resins.”

With its global availability and rich portfolio of products, PPG Industries provides leadership in the renewable energy market. In addition to offering fiber glass for turbine blades and coatings for wind towers and blades, PPG also supplies glass and coatings for the solar energy market.

“PPG is demonstrating its global dedication to renewable energy by manufacturing and supplying new products to these markets,” said Victoria M. Holt, senior vice president, glass and fiber glass. “Products such as HYBON 2026 fiber glass help PPG to support the growth of on- and off-shore wind farms.”

PPG gears up for booming Asian wind energy market

PPG’s advanced fiber glass and coatings technologies can enhance the efficiency, performance and longevity of key wind power generation components. The PPG wind energy team offers comprehensive technical expertise and global resources, providing in-depth knowledge and services relating to supply chain, high-performance materials, application equipment, the manufacturing process and chemicals management to help improve production efficiency.

PPG blade coatings can extend the life of turbine blades while improving performance. With high durability, strength, chemical resistance, chip resistance, weather resistance and low-temperature performance, the latest blade coating offering from PPG, the AUE-80000 series, effectively protects blades from erosion. Its technology enhances blade longevity and helps manufacturers make durable blades that can withstand harsh conditions. The colorization of AUE-80000 has been localized in China to shorten the lead time to turbine manufacturers throughout Asia.

PPG has long been committed to developing “green” coating technologies, such as waterborne liquid, powder, low-volatile organic compound (VOC) and high-solids formulations. The newly launched

Sigma Shield

coatings for towers and metal components is a series of high-solids, low-VOC coatings that comply with ISO12944 and NORSOK M-501 global environmental standards, providing excellent impact and abrasion resistance. Tower and metal components finished with

Sigma Shield

coatings can be immersed in water as soon as 30 minutes after painting, making the coatings particularly suitable for offshore applications. These coatings are qualified and approved to meet the demanding duty of oil and gas, power, and infrastructure applications.

PPG Fiber Glass provides tailor-made reinforcements used in turbine blades around the world. The latest,


2026 fiber glass, manufactured in the United States and in Zibo, China, by PPG Sinoma Jinjing Fiber Glass Co., Ltd. – a joint venture of PPG and Sinoma Jinjing Fiber Glass Co. Ltd. – is designed for the wider energy market.

2026 fiber glass roving exceeds specifications for wind blades and achieves maximum adhesion with epoxy, vinyl ester and polyester resins.

2026 fiber glass provides 20-percent higher tensile strength and double the fatigue performance of current wind products,” according to Cheryl Richards, PPG global market manager, wind energy. “It is designed for longer blades and offshore applications, exceeding wind blade designers’ requirements.”

Richards said PPG is committed to increasing its manufacturing capabilities in China to support local wind energy customers by offering them high-performance fiber glass and coatings. “China was the world’s second-largest wind energy market in 2008,” she said. “We have seen this market mature from using small turbine for production to using large ones that require high-performance materials, and we are able to provide appropriate technologies within the region to support this growth in turbine size.”

Part of PPG’s annual $300 million commitment to research and development is focused on the growth of its product offerings related to wind and other sustainable energy markets.

About Sinoma Jinjing Fiber Glass

Sinoma Jinjing Fiber Glass Co. Ltd. is a joint venture between China National Materials Industry Group and Shandong Glass Group. China National Materials Industry Group is a Beijing-based, government-administered enterprise directly under the State Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, with total assets of more than 10 billion RMB (more than US$1.2 billion). It covers the full range of technology and innovation in the non-metallic minerals industry, with manufacturing, engineering and mining of non-metallic materials as well as construction and international trade components. Shandong Glass Group is one of the leading glass manufacturers in China and among the top 100 enterprises of Shandong Province, with total assets of more than 2 billion RMB (more than US$247 million).

Commercial Coatings has dramatically increased its involvement in the global wind turbine industry. With the growing international demand for alternative energy forms, PPG is assisting OEMs with the development and application of advanced coatings and materials for wind turbine blades. Understanding the process of harnessing and delivering wind energy as well as the harsh conditions in which wind turbines must operate, has enabled PPG to develop coatings solutions for this rapidly growing industry.

PPG is not a newcomer to the wind energy industry. The company has been producing coatings and fiberglass for wind turbine blades collectively for more than 30 years and has intensified its focus in the last 24 months. PPG is heavily involved in research and development that will help enable OEMs to produce larger and more powerful turbines that compete with traditional forms of energy generation.

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Experts from the commercial coatings group work with PPG’s protective and marine coatings and fiber glass divisions to address OEM needs for strong, durable and element-resistant wind energy components. The groups supply advanced protective coatings for turbine blades and towers as well as fiberglass for the composite blades. PPG proprietary wind energy products include Selemix polyurethane coatings and primers for extended life and improved performance of turbine blades; protective and marine coatings that combine aesthetic appeal with exceptional corrosion and weather resistance onshore and offshore; and Hybon 2002 and 2026 fiber glass roving which allow for a better bond between fiber glass and resin for stronger turbine blades.

About PPG

Pittsburgh-based PPG (ppg.com) is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG).