Duct Liner includes recycled content.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring fortified glass mat airstream surface, LinaTex(TM) Textile Fiber Duct Liner resists fiber erosion when exposed to airstream in commercial duct systems. Flexible, high-density mat will also resist pull-through when pinning, minimizing need for repairs. To satisfy demand for products that support green building programs, LinaTex(TM) contains up to 75% of pre-consumer and post-industrial content.

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Johns Manville Launches Textile Glass Duct Liner

With Tougher Airstream Surface and Higher Recycled Content Specification

Denver, Colo. (June 29, 2006) -- Johns Manville has significantly improved its LinaTex(TM) Textile Fiber Duct Liner by fortifying the black, high-density glass mat airstream surface to increase durability and resistance to fiber erosion when exposed to the airstream in commercial duct systems. In addition, the product specification now includes recycled content, making the product more attractive for use in LEED® registered building projects.

During the May launch, Johns Manville field-tested LinaTex(TM) duct liner with over a dozen sheet metal contractors. Contractor feedback was consistent in stating that the tougher mat is highly flexible and will resist pull-through when pinning. Contractors stated that this could significantly lessen the need for repairs, requiring fewer call backs and minimizing product waste.

To satisfy the growing demand for products to support green building programs, LinaTex(TM) now contains up to 75 percent of pre-consumer and post-industrial content. Compared to some competing duct liner products containing 20 - 30 percent recycled content, LinaTex(TM) duct liner gives engineers and contractors a significant new option and can contribute toward obtaining Materials & Resources credits 4.1 and 4.2 for recycled content under the USGBC LEED® program.

"LinaTex(TM) duct liner offers an excellent way to improve indoor building environments, while supporting green building requirements," said Lance Bonin, product manager for Johns Manville's Commercial Air Handling products. "It controls temperature, improves energy efficiency, and significantly reduces the crosstalk and equipment noise common with sheet metal ducting. Fiber glass duct liner continues to be the most cost-effective solution to temperature, noise and condensation control in HVAC air ducts."
The new product is now available in all standard sizes, and engineers seeking assistance with specifications and product performance can contact a dedicated technical support center at 800-458-7198 or visit www.jmairhandling.com.

About Johns Manville
Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality building and specialty products. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has sales in excess of $2.5 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. Johns Manville employs about 8,500 people and operates 43 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.

Primary contact: David Metcalf
Market Manager - Performance Materials
Johns Manville
(303) 978-2361

Secondary contact: Melody Dunbar
Manager, Corporate Affairs & Communications
Johns Manville
(303) 978-2350

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