Jushi Group and Gibson Fiberglass Develop High-Strength, High-Modulus Fiber
Jushi Group and Gibson Fiberglass have developed a high-strength, high-modulus fiber reinforcement, aimed at composite applications requiring better corrosion resistance and enhanced physical properties. ViPro is currently being produced in trial quantities by Jushi/Gibson. “This innovation is the culmination of several years of development work by our science and technology group,” says Joe Peng, President of Jushi USA/Gibson Fiberglass. “The enhanced physical properties of ViPro will benefit composite applications with higher strength demands such as wind energy, high-pressure pipe, and sucker rods. The improved chemical resistance of ViPro will improve the performance of composites used in oil and chemical process equipment as well as high-voltage electrical applications.”
“ViPro will help to advance the use of fiberglass composites when competing with other materials such as wood, aluminum, and steel,” says...