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Johns Manville Will Highlight Solutions for Glass-Reinforced Polypropylene Compounds at Fakuma 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018 11:44 am MDT

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"JM’s continuous innovation and product development for higher productivity in polypropylene compounds result in strong offerings in both ThermoFlow® 636 short-glass fibers and StarRov® 490 long-glass fibers for our customers"

DENVER – Wednesday, October 10, 2018 – Johns Manville (JM), a market-leading manufacturer of continuous filament glass fiber and a Berkshire Hathaway company, will present glass reinforced solutions for glass-reinforced polypropylene compounds at Fakuma 2018 in Germany. The annual event, which starts next week, is an international trade fair for plastics processing.

Customers and suppliers can meet Johns Manville representatives at Hall B4-4304.
“JM’s continuous innovation and product development for higher productivity in polypropylene compounds result in strong offerings in both ThermoFlow® 636 short-glass fibers and StarRov® 490 long-glass fibers for our customers,” said Karin Demez, Global Marketing and Portfolio Leader in JM’s Engineered Products – Global Fibers business.

ThermoFlow® 636 chopped strands yield excellent properties due to improved flow in compounding feeders; therefore, glass content is better controlled, resulting in improved properties in molded parts.

StarRov® 490 Rovings are designed for demanding automotive applications where productivity, consistency and traceability are important OEM’s requirements. JM’s global technical service engineers are working with customers to ensure high-quality glass-reinforced polypropylene are used in high-performance automotive applications, such as instrument panels and exterior composites panels.

ThermoFlow® 636 and StarRov® 490 also have unique food contact GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certification in compliance with the provision of Regulation (EC) No 2023/2006 for the fabrication of CFGF that is intended to be used in contact with food in engineered thermoplastic applications according to EU regulation 10/2011 (plastics regulation).

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.

Contact:

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