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2011-03-09 11:00:00

HANGZHOU, China, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), the leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements, today held the official opening ceremony of its new production facility in the Yuhang Economic and Development Zone, Hangzhou, China.

2011-03-03 14:00:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a world leader in building materials and glass fiber reinforcements, has been named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine's 12th annual list of the "100 Best Corporate Citizens(TM)." The company's ranking of 68th on the 2011 list was announced Wednesday afternoon as part of an event hosted at the New York Stock Exchange. Recognized as the world's leading corporate responsibility ranking based on public information, the...

2011-03-02 04:20:00

PARKERSBURG, W.Va., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MS -- Building product manufacturers have come a long way in recent times. Decades ago, wood roofing shingles or wood millwork had a relatively short lifespan due to environmental conditions.

2011-02-15 07:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gambling may be good in Las Vegas, but it is extremely risky in the roofing business - especially given the increased use of roofs as platforms for numerous alternative energy systems.

2011-02-14 15:05:00

TAYLOR, Mich., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) today announced an expanded strategic relationship in which Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) becomes the preferred fiberglass insulation provider to Masco Contractor Services.

2011-02-14 14:03:00

DECATUR, Ind., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Goldshield Fiberglass, Inc., an industry leader in custom molded composite products across a variety of industries including heavy truck and RV, today named Jeff Newport as company president.

2011-01-14 06:45:00

BOSTON, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Homeowners considering vinyl replacement windows are more often choosing fiberglass.

2010-12-20 16:20:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a world leader in building materials and glass fiber reinforcements, announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement with Boral Industries Ltd.

Latest Fiberglass Reference Libraries

2010-11-15 17:15:41

Fiberglass consists of numerous extremely fine fibers of glass. Although experimented with throughout history actual glass fibers were not mass produced until the invention of finer machine tooling. A dress with glass fibers was first worn in 1893 by stage actress Georgia Cayvan. Russell Games Slayter invented, in 1938, what is commonly known as fiberglass today. It is commonly used for insulation. Carbon fiber is also a somewhat similar but more expensive technology used in place of...

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