Owens Corning Announces Exclusive Agreement To Manufacture Fiberglas(TM) Pipe Insulation Sized To Fit Aquatherm® Pipe


CHICAGO – Owens Corning Insulating Systems, LLC announced plans to produce high-quality, Fiberglas™ Pipe Insulation with ASJ custom-fit for Aquatherm® pipe as part of an exclusive agreement with Aquatherm North America. The introduction of these new solutions will enable insulators and mechanical engineers to confidently and easily work with the Aquatherm metric-sized polypropylene-random (PP-R) piping systems.



The new AQ Fiberglas™ Pipe Insulation will leverage Owens Corning’s existing distribution channels to introduce more than nine sizes and 22 SKUs (covering pipe up to 4” (125mm) diameter) to the marketplace in January 2015.  This product line delivers a custom-fit solution that matches the outer dimensions of the German-manufactured, metric-sized piping systems.



“Owens Corning identified an opportunity to deliver a custom fiberglass insulation solution for Aquatherm North America that directly benefits customers and addresses a marketplace need,” said Alex Legall, vice president of sales for Engineered Insulation Systems. “Through this new agreement between Owens Corning and Aquatherm, the introduction of the metric-sized Fiberglas™ Pipe Insulation eliminates sizing challenges related to metric conversions and enables an efficient, high-performance solution.”



About Aquatherm North America

Aquatherm produces and distributes polypropylene (PP-R) pipe for use in pressurized plumbing and mechanical systems of all sizes. The company provides high performance, long-lasting, and environmentally friendly pipes and fittings and is committed to delivering sustainable products and efficient systems across a variety of applications.



About Owens Corning

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is a leading global producer of residential and commercial building materials, glass-fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems. A Fortune 500® company for 60 consecutive years and in business for more than 75 years, Owens Corning is a market-leading innovator of glass-fiber technology with sales of $5.3 billion in 2013 and about 15,000 employees in 27 countries. Additional information is available at www.owenscorning.com.



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