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Johns Manville Introduces Glass-reinforced Solutions for Nylon at Fakuma 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018 5:01 pm MDT

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"JM’s product offering in nylon compounds reveals its excellent performance in hydrolysis and fatigue performance, which become more and more demanding when long-term testing and vibration tests are performed for critical automotive applications"

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 – Johns Manville (JM), a market-leading manufacturer of continuous filament glass fiber and a Berkshire Hathaway company, will introduce glass reinforced solutions for nylon compounds at Fakuma 2018. The annual event, which starts today, is an international trade fair for plastics processing.

Customers and suppliers can meet Johns Manville representatives at Hall B4-4304.

“JM’s product offering in nylon compounds reveals its excellent performance in hydrolysis and fatigue performance, which become more and more demanding when long-term testing and vibration tests are performed for critical automotive applications,” said Karin Demez, Global Marketing and Portfolio Leader in JM’s Engineered Products – Global Fibers business. “ThermoFlow® 675 short-glass fibers outperform benchmarking fibers in PA6 and PA66 during fatigue testing with more than 10 percent and 50 percent, respectively.”

ThermoFlow® 675 chopped strands yield excellent tensile strength in PA6 after aging for more than 2,000 hours at 190°C. Those properties enable compounders to continue to develop new solutions for demanding under-the-hood applications in both gasoline engines and new critical electrical components for e-cars.

StarRov® 895 Rovings are designed for automotive applications where high strength performance are required. The product is designed with improved spreading of the fibers for tapes, prepregs and organosheets in nylon and high heat-polymers. JM’s global technical service engineers are working with customers to ensure high quality glass-reinforced nylon is used in automotive and electrical applications.

Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality building and specialty products. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales over $3 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. Johns Manville employs 7,600 people and operates 43 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.

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Philippe Bekaert, Johns Manville
+32 479 980 677
bekaert@jm.com