About 3B The Fibreglass Company

3B is a leading developer and supplier of fibreglass products and technologies for the reinforcement of thermoplastics and thermosets. This young and dynamic company has two state-of-the-art fibreglass manufacturing facilities in Battice, Belgium and Birkeland, Norway formerly owned by Owens Corning. 3B has its own manufacturing, sales, marketing and R&D organization and is committed to technological innovation and excellence with an emphasis on environmental responsibility. Continue reading “About 3B The Fibreglass Company”

3B Fibreglass Launches New, Innovative, High Performance Chopped Strands for PP, PE Reinforcement

Battice, Belgium, 24 March 2009 – 3B, a leading manufacturer of fibreglass products for the reinforcement of thermoplastics and thermosets, today announced an innovative new chopped strand product aimed at helping OEMs, compounders and moulders expand the application of reinforced polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) compounds. 3B’s new DS 2200-13P chopped strand, made from Advantex™ boron-free E-glass, is being launched in conjunction with the 2009 JEC Composites Show in Paris. The new product offers a unique combination of properties that enable reinforced PP and PE to replace metal and other reinforced thermoplastics in applications such as automotive components and appliances that demand exceptional mechanical and aging performance. DS 2200-13P chopped strand is available globally. Continue reading “3B Fibreglass Launches New, Innovative, High Performance Chopped Strands for PP, PE Reinforcement”

3B Fibreglass Wins JEC Innovation Award 2009

Battice, Belgium, March 24, 2009: 3B, a leading manufacturer of fibreglass products for the reinforcement of thermoplastics and thermosets, and its partners Fred Olsen, Ltd., Ghent University and Spiromatic, NV, are being honoured with the 2009 JEC Innovation Award for Environment & Energy at the JEC Composites Show held in Paris, France March 24-26.   Continue reading “3B Fibreglass Wins JEC Innovation Award 2009”

About Johns Manville


Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing, and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial, and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors, and wind energy.  In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales in excess of $2 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. JM employs approximately 7,000 people and operates 40 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China.  Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.


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Creating the future of fibre-reinforced plastics

Technical Center for LFT-D and SMC

Collaboration towards the future – Development Center at Fraunhofer ICT

Beginning of 2009, long-standing cooperation partners Dieffenbacher and Fraunhofer ICT intensified their collaboration in the development of innovative fibre-composite solutions, creating an R&D alliance that takes into account innovative and advancing technologies. Continue reading “Creating the future of fibre-reinforced plastics”

Röchling Automotive Reaps Two Awards for Outstanding Innovations


Mannheim, Germany, June 24, 2009 – First place in the “Powertrain” category as well as the “Grand Award” for the most points awarded by the jury – those were the distinctions Röchling Automotive received at the Automotive Division Award 2009 ceremony, held by the Society of Plastics Engineers Central Europe. The festive event took place in Düsseldorf and played host to a number of guests. The ceremony went a long way in living up to its unofficial title as the “Oscars” of the plastics industry, especially with respect to the high level of regard the vote receives among experts around the world.

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