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2011-08-02 16:00:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of FiberTEK Insulation, LLC, and FiberTEK Insulation West, LLC. The acquisitions include manufacturing locations in Lakeland, Fla., and Nephi, Utah, and expand Owens Corning's loosefill insulation capacity, while strengthening the company's ability to serve North American loosefill customers. Loosefill, or "blown-in" insulation, is preferred due to the increased...

2011-07-26 21:04:58

Taking their cue from biological circulatory systems, University of Illinois researchers have developed vascularized structural composites, creating materials that are lightweight and strong with potential for self-healing, self-cooling, metamaterials and more. "We can make a material now that's truly multifunctional by simply circulating fluids that do different things within the same material system," said Scott White, the Willet Professor of aerospace engineering who led the group. "We...

2011-07-25 08:12:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the latest breakthrough products in the residential construction industry, Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler magazines have named Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) EcoTouch(TM) insulation and Deck Defense® roofing underlayment to its prestigious 101 Best New Products list. The annual ranking was announced on Friday, July 22 and will also be included in upcoming issues of both publications. Formally introduced...

2011-06-15 22:00:09

Researchers from North Carolina State University have designed a sensor that can measure strain in structural materials and is capable of healing itself "“ an important advance for collecting data to help us make informed decisions about structural safety in the wake of earthquakes, explosions or other unexpected events. Engineers use sensors to measure the strain, or forces, exerted on materials used to build everything from airplanes to civil infrastructure. For example, these sensors...

2011-05-16 14:00:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), the leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, announced today at the 2011 SAE Noise and Vibration Conference that it is now producing preformed acoustic inserts for automotive mufflers at its glass reinforcements plant in Amarillo, Texas. The preforms are part of the company's proprietary Silentex® noise control solutions produced using its patented...

2011-03-30 04:00:00

PARIS, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), the leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, introduced OC HiLight(TM) multi-end roving for translucent panels at the JEC Composites Show, Booth R20. This innovative solution is made with Advantex® E-CR glass and features a proprietary sizing that delivers unmatched clarity. OC HiLight(TM) is used in applications including skylights, cladding, greenhouses and other...

2011-03-30 03:00:00

PARIS, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the annual JEC Composites Show, Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, announced two new grades of short glass fiber (GF) reinforcements for polypropylene (PP) specifically engineered for automotive applications. They are available worldwide and provide alternatives to short GF reinforced polyamide (PA) and long glass fiber reinforced PP in automotive applications....

2011-03-30 02:00:00

PARIS, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the JEC Composites Show, Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), the leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, introduced XStrand(®) H roving, a new high-performance reinforcement solution for long-span composite parts manufactured using the pultrusion process. The new high-performance XStrand(®) H roving is made with a proprietary boron-free glass formulation that meets R-Glass...

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...


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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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