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Johns Manville Showcases Advanced Composites for Structural Thermoplastic Composites at COMPOSITES EUROPE

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 12:02 pm MDT

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Denver
"Our thermoplastic composite sheets combine exceptional properties, short cycle times and recyclability at a cost that will drive increased adoption of composites."

Johns Manville (JM), a market-leading manufacturer of continuous filament glass fiber and a Berkshire Hathaway company, will showcase affordable thermoplastic composites products for lightweight applications this week at Composites Europe 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany. The new technology includes OS-6 series and the new NCF-6 and CR-6 series.

Composites Europe is a tradeshow that attracts over 300 exhibitors from 30 nations who will be displaying materials, technical solutions and innovative application examples. Customers and suppliers can meet Johns Manville representatives at Hall 7/booth C86 – 03.

OS-6 series is an AP Nylon Composites Sheet reinforced with continuous woven fabric and impregnated using JM proprietary technology with complete fiber impregnation to enhance impact resistance, strength and stiffness in thermoplastic composites.

The new CR-6 series combines formability with excellent impact resistance through a chopped roving (CR) reinforcement. This innovative product enables a range of high formability applications for thermoplastic sheets with quasi isotropic properties.

The new NCF-6 series is reinforced with high-density continuous non-crimp fabric not conventionally possible with organosheets. This leading-edge product will offer superior strength, stiffness and impact resistance in structural applications.

“JM is creating a platform of nylon thermoplastic composite sheets using our innovative in-situ polymerization technology,” said Matthew Walp, Composites Business Leader at Johns Manville. “Our thermoplastic composite sheets combine exceptional properties, short cycle times and recyclability at a cost that will drive increased adoption of composites.”

About Johns Manville

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 8,000 people and operates 42 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.

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Philippe Bekaert
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