Owens Corning Introduces TruLo® Max Asphalt, the Industry's First Asphalt Combining Fume Suppression and Odor Control


TOLEDO, Ohio, March 5 /-- Owens Corning (NYSE:OC), a global building materials and composite solutions leader, introduces enhancements for the application of durable built up roofing systems with new TruLo(R) Max Lo Odor, Low-fuming Asphalt. TruLo(R) Max is, the first-ever asphalt product for built up roofing systems to combine fume suppression at the kettle with low odor on the roof. Not only does TruLo(R) Max asphalt trap 90% of fumes at the kettle, it reduces 55% more odor-causing compounds on application - making it easier for roofing contractors to conduct jobs on high-density buildings such as schools, restaurants and hospitals during normal business hours without the disruptive smell.

"While advances have been made to decrease the visible fumes of hot asphalt at the kettle, technologies extending odor reduction on the roof have been lacking," said Ted Firmin, North American Built Up Roofing Asphalt Business Manager. "Owens Corning TruLo(R) Max asphalt is a win-win-win for roofing contractors, their customers and the environment - significantly reducing the bother of fumes and odors, reducing overtime costs and callbacks, and also reducing the discharge of volatile organic compounds from being released into the air."

According to National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health*, the fume reducing skim layers in TruLo(R) Max asphalt help improve air quality by reducing the discharge of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from being released into the air.

With the launch of TruLo(R) Max asphalt, Owens Corning is also introducing TruLo(R) Lo Odor asphalt, which offers the benefit of reduced odor at the kettle and on the roof for every hot asphalt job. When compared to leading competitive low-odor asphalts and additives, TruLo(R) Lo Odor asphalt was 45% more effective at reducing odor-causing compounds. Both TruLo(R) Max Lo Odor, Lo Fuming asphalt and TruLo(R) Lo Odor asphalt are available at Trumbull distributor locations nationwide.

For more information, please call 1-800-GET-PINK(TM) or visit www.owenscorning.com/trumbull.

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 54 consecutive years, Owens Corning is committed to driving sustainability through delivering solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives. Founded in 1938, Owens Corning is a market-leading innovator of glass fiber technology with sales of $6 billion in 2008 and 18,000 employees in 26 countries on five continents. Additional information is available at www.owenscorning.com.

*National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Study

CONTACT: Ried Artis of Owens Corning, +1-419-248-5577, Ried.Artis@owenscorning.com

Web Site: www.owenscorning.com/

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