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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...

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...


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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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