NGF is a global business with manufacturing units in Japan, China, UK and Canada and is a member of the NSG Group of companies. The group is a world-leader in the manufacture of glass products for building, automotive and information electronics applications.
NGF is at the forefront of the design, manufacture and marketing of specialised glass cord products used in synchronous drive applications. Carbon Fibre, Aramid and Hybrid cords are also part of the company’s portfolio.
Primarily used in the automotive industry, NGF cord is also used in belts for domestic appliances as well as industrial machinery, office equipment and power tools.
By far the best example of a synchronous drive belt is the automotive timing belt. Recent developments in high tensile strength glass cord technology from NGF have revolutionised the way today’s automotive engineers design vehicles.
NGF is the only glass cord manufacturer that can produce high tensile strength glass cord from fibre forming to finished product. This can be done in both the Japanese and UK facilities.
The new generation of small filament diameter glass cords are uniquely oil-resistant and so capable of reinforcing timing belts which run in oil, leading to greener, quieter more fuel-efficient vehicles.
NGF Europe, based in the United Kingdom, received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation during 2014 in recognition of its patented technology.
The company also holds the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade which it gained in 2001.
Thanks to its unparalleled global reach, NGF is able to supply products to markets in all the major car-manufacturing countries world-wide.