GAF MATERIALS CORP. INTRODUCES ROVING

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GAF Materials Corp. of Wayne, N.J., introduced GAFTEX 105, a single-end glass fiber roving, for pultrusion.

GAF said the roving yields 113 yards per pound. Gary Bolen, director of sales, said the pultruder can maximize line speeds because GAFTEX 105 has very fast wet-out with polyester, vinyl ester, epoxy and phenolic resins.

GAF also announced plans for a major increase in capacity at its glass fiber plant in Nashville, GAF Fiberglass Corp. The expansion will use new melting technology to boost output. Exact details have not been released yet. Construction will begin this spring. The plant now occupies 200,000 square feet.

GAF also announced its Gaftech Corp. subsidiary has signed a licensing and equipment supply agreement with Keumkang Ltd., a major glass products manufacturer in Seoul, South Korea.