PPG to move chopped-strand fiberglass to Zibo Site

The PPG Industries fiberglass plant at Wigan in north-west England is proposing to change its manufacturing processes and workforce to direct its focus to the European market for single-end, direct-dr…

The PPG Industries fiberglass plant at Wigan in north-west England is proposing to change its manufacturing processes and workforce to direct its focus to the European market for single-end, direct-draw rovings. As part of the move, PPG will shift manufacture and supply of chopped-strand fiberglass mat to the PPG Sinoma Jin Jing Fiber Glass Zibo, Ltd., joint venture in Zibo, Shandong province, eastern China. Manufacture of gun rovings has already been transferred to the Zibo site. Chopped-strand fiberglass mat is used to make various thermoset applications for the marine, electrical and construction markets.