Johns Manville Introduces Nylon 6 Organosheets for Lightweight Automotive solutions at Fakuma 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 – Johns Manville (JM), a market-leading manufacturer of continuous filament glass fiber and a Berkshire Hathaway company, will introduce a novel family of organosheets at Fakuma 2018 in Germany. The annual event, which starts today, is an international trade fair for plastics processing.

Customers and suppliers can meet Johns Manville representatives at Hall B4-4304.

“The OS-6 series of nylon 6 based organosheets are an ideal structural reinforcement solution for lightweight parts. They are suitable for high throughput manufacturing processes, such as injection overmolding and compression molding. They meet short cycle-time requirements suitable for automotive applications,” said Matthew Walp, New Business Innovation Leader in JM’s Corporate R&D.

JM Composites’ OS-6 series is produced using JM proprietary technology. The technology enables the control of high fiber content in composites and offers design flexibility for specific applications by incorporating the desired fiber orientations into fabrics with various weaving architectures. Crimped fabrics and non-crimped fabrics as heavy as 2,500 g/m2 are fully impregnated in one step, thus eliminating the need for lamination/consolidation steps to build up thickness.

OS-6 series organosheets can be reinforced with StarRov® 886 glass fiber roving or other reinforcement fibers with sizing chemistry tailored for promoting the in-situ polymerization of caprolactam and producing void-free composites. The reinforcement fibers provide strong fiber-resin bonding resulting in improved properties in nylon 6 composites.
OS-6 series samples, including cut-to-shape sheets, are now available on request by contacting Larger sheets up to 1.5 meters wide will be available for evaluation in 2019.

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

Philippe Bekaert, Johns Manville +32 479 980 677