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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...

2011-02-23 11:00:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), the leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composites, announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell its glass fiber reinforcements plant in Capivari, Brazil, to Chongqing Polycomp International Corporation (CPIC). Owens Corning originally announced its intention to divest the facility in September, 2010. The transaction, which is expected to close during the second quarter of...

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. That is why Georgia-Pacific Gypsum roofing assemblies expert Reinhard Schneider, AIA, RCI, CSI, will speak here this week on the importance of fiberglass mat gypsum cover boards in ensuring the durability and sustainability of commercial roofs. (Logo:...

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. The partnership between the leading installer and the largest manufacturer of residential fiberglass insulation will enable the companies to create a more efficient supply chain, increase services to builders and homeowners and represents...

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. Newport leaves his current role as production manager for Fleetwood RV, Inc. to take Goldshield's highest leadership position. As president, Newport will have full P&L responsibility and will oversee the company's entire operations. Newport brings to...


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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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