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2011-03-29 05:00:00

PARIS, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), the leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite solutions, published two comprehensive guides to help end-users select the best glass fiber for use in their applications. The Composite Solutions Reinforcement Guide provides information about processes, products and applications while the Glass Fiber Reinforcement Chemical Resistance Guide includes data about the effect of corrosive chemicals on...

2011-03-29 04:00:00

PARIS, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the annual JEC Composites Show, Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), the leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, introduced SE1550, a new single-end Type 30(®) roving which is compatible with all major thermoset resin systems and weaving processes. The new roving will be available globally and is made from the company's Advantex(®) glass, a corrosion-resistant E-CR glass fiber...

2011-03-29 03:00:00

PARIS, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the JEC Composites Show, Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), the leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, introduced HydroStrand(TM), a chopped strand glass fiber for high-performance polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) composites. The glass fiber is available globally and is designed for use in automotive and industrial applications that come in direct contact with high-temperature fluids. HydroStrand(TM) reinforcements...

2011-03-29 02:00:00

PARIS, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), the leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, today announced a new solution to help battery makers meet the challenges of stop-start engine technology. The announcement was made in conjunction with the 2011 JEC Composites Show, the world's largest composites exhibition, where Owens Corning is exhibiting in Booth R20. Owens Corning's new non-woven glass fiber veil using corrosion-resistant...

2011-03-28 07:03:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a world leader in building materials and glass fiber reinforcements, has been named a Silver Class Sustainability Leader and a Sector Mover in The Sustainability Yearbook 2011 published by Sustainable Asset Management (SAM). In September 2010, Owens Corning was added to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for its industry-leading sustainability initiatives based on analysis conducted by SAM. The DJSI...

2011-03-22 11:00:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems and residential and commercial building materials, announced today that it is investing in the construction of a new furnace to expand production capacity at its Tlaxcala, Mexico, glass reinforcements facility. The expansion, which supports increasing global demand for glass reinforcements, is the fourth production capacity increase...

2011-03-14 08:00:00

HOUSTON, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning, the leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements, today announced the availability of the first-ever chemical resistance guide for glass fibers at the international trade show for the National Association of Corrosion Engineers. The guide provides information to help end-users, engineers and fabricators select the optimum glass fiber reinforcements for use in fiberglass-reinforced polymer (FRP) applications used in corrosive...

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. Nearly 300 customers, suppliers, local government representatives and global corporate leaders joined the celebration. The plant significantly expands the company's capacity in China and represents a major milestone in the...

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. In today's marketplace, homeowners can easily locate building products that have lifetime warranties and are constructed to withstand almost anything Mother Nature throws at them. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110302/NY56869) "Synthetic...


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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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.