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Owens Corning Produces Preformed Acoustic Inserts for Automotive Mufflers in Glass Reinforcements Facility

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), the leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, announced today at the 2011 SAE Noise and Vibration Conference that it is now producing preformed acoustic inserts for automotive mufflers at its glass reinforcements plant in Amarillo, Texas. The preforms are part of the company's proprietary Silentex® noise...

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Construction Equipment and Supplies

Glass Fiber Reinforcement suits long-span pultrusion applications.

XStrand® H Roving, for long-span composite parts manufactured using pultrusion process, is boron-free glass formulation that meets R-Glass standards ISO 2078, ASTM C162, and DIN B1259-1. Providing optimal fatigue resistance for maximum useful life, product was developed for use with polyester, vinyl ester, and epoxy resin systems. It can also be used in acrylic and polyurethane systems to...

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Textile Industry Products

Short Glass Fiber Reinforcements target automotive applications.

Offering alternatives to short glass fiber reinforced polyamide and long glass fiber reinforced PP, 248A and PerforMax® 249 produce polypropylene components such as door modules, front ends, and air intake manifolds. Both Short Glass Fiber reinforcements provide balance of tensile strength and impact resistance to meet tough automotive application requirements. With low fuzz and fines...

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Textile Industry Products

Multi-End Roving is designed for translucent panels.

Made with Advantex® E-CR glass, OC HiLight(TM) features sizing for maximum clarity in architectural applications. Glass content in finished laminates delivers strength and stiffness while minimizing required resin. Translucence is optimized by minimization of white fibers, which avoids air entrapment and reduces light distortion. Formulation optimizes optical quality and light transmission...

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Textile Industry Products

Single-End Type 30® Roving is suited for fabrics and pre-pregs.

Compatible with thermoset resin systems and weaving processes, SE1550 is made from Advantex® corrosion-resistant E-CR glass fiber reinforcement. Sizing and chemical binding technology makes roving suited for use in unsaturated polyesters, vinyl esters, and epoxy resins. Fabrics manufactured using SE1550 exhibit optimized mechanical performance as well as performance retention after exposure...

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Textile Industry Products

Glass Fiber handles high-temperature fluid applications.

Designed for polyphenylene sulfide composites, HydroStrand(TM) Chopped Strand Glass Fiber can replace metal in demanding automotive and industrial applications. Product provides mechanical strength and hydrolysis resistance for applications exposed to aggressive high-temperature fluids such as cooling modules, thermostat covers, impellers, and pumps. Hydrolysis resistance help minimize risk of...

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Electrical Equipment & Systems

Glass Fiber Veil extends flooded lead-acid battery life.

Using corrosion-resistant Advantex® E-CR glass technology, Non-Woven Glass Fiber Veil maximizes cycle lifetime of traditional flooded lead-acid batteries, in particular at partial state of discharge. Veil is applied to face of positive electrode during production, enabling battery to support requirements of stop-start engine systems. Technology also minimizes acid stratification and enables...

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Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Owens Corning and Masco Expand Relationship to Deliver Sustainable, Energy-Efficient Solutions

Owens Corning Becomes Primary Insulation Provider to Masco Contractor Services TOLEDO, Ohio, Feb. 14, 2011 -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) today announced that it has been named as the primary insulation provider to the Masco Contractor Services business of the Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS). The agreement expands the companies' relationship, providing Owens Corning, the nation's largest insulation...

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Construction Equipment and Supplies

First Facility Making Fire-Safe, Filament-Wound Composite Concrete Pole Opens in Australia

Power distribution pole achieves strength and durability with lightweight concrete and Owens Corning Cem-FIL® glass fibers BEIJING, Sept. 15, 2010 - The world's first full scale production facility making breakthrough composite power distribution poles has opened by Dulhunty Power Ltd., in Australia. The composite poles are the first to provide strength, durability and fire resistance by...

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Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Owens Corning Unveils Ultrablade(TM) High-Performance Fabrics to Support Market Shift to Longer, Lighter, Stiffer Wind Turbine Blades

Solutions enable designers to remove nearly a metric ton of fabric and resin from 2.0 Megawatt wind turbine blade sets compared to using standard E glass reinforcement BEIJING, - Owens Corning (NYSE:OC), a leading global producer of reinforcement solutions for composite systems and residential and commercial building materials, today introduced Ultrablade(TM) fabric solutions to help enable the...

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