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2010-09-15 07:00:00

BEIJING, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's first fullscale production facility making breakthrough composite power distribution poles has opened by Dulhunty Power Ltd., in Australia. The composite poles are the first to provide strength, durability and fire resistance by combining the three technologies of filament-winding, high-performance concrete and alkali-resistant (AR) glass reinforcements. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100915/CL63318 ) (Photo:...

2010-09-15 07:00:00

BEIJING, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems and residential and commercial building materials, today announced that its Uniconform® glass fiber mat is now available globally. Designed for advanced closed-mold processes and initially launched in Europe, Uniconform® continuous filament mat contains no chemical binder, synthetic core or stitching yarns,...

2010-09-13 06:00:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems and residential and commercial building materials, today announced a decision to divest its fiberglass reinforcements plant in Capivari, Brazil. The Company has determined that divestiture of the Capivari facility at this time will facilitate long term planning given the uncertainty of the resolution of the Company's ongoing negotiations...

2010-09-09 14:35:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a world leader in building materials and glass fiber reinforcements, was added to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) today for its industry-leading sustainability initiatives. The DJSI World Index is a highly recognized sustainability index comprised of leading sustainable companies around the world. Inclusion on this list means that the company ranks in the top 10 percent of the biggest 2500 companies...

2010-09-03 15:46:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 3 /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 to meet market demand, the company will increase production of continuous filament fiber glass mat reinforcements by re-starting a second production line at its manufacturing facility in Besana, Italy in October. The action will increase Owens Corning production of continuous...

2010-07-29 15:17:00

FLIPPIN, Ark., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Fishing Holdings, LLC, a premier manufacturer and marketer of fiberglass fishing boats owned by an affiliate of Platinum Equity, announces its acquisition of Triton Boats from Brunswick Corporation. Terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Triton founder Earl Bentz will join Fishing Holdings and resume his role at the helm of Triton Boats. Additionally, several key members of Triton's executive management and sales representative group will...

2010-06-09 13:55:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the 2010 Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC), Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is showcasing solutions that help the industry frame green homes from the inside out for comfortable, energy-efficient, beautiful, affordable and green homes. "Selling to today's discerning homeowners, builders must offer homes that are functional, aesthetic, and sustainable," said Frank O'Brien-Bernini, Owens Corning's chief sustainability officer. "As homeowners...

2010-06-09 11:14:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) Cem-FIL® alkali-resistant (AR) glass fibers will take the field at the opening match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, June 11. The newly redesigned stadium features fibreC® concrete panels from Rieder Smart Elements, reinforced with Cem-FIL® AR fibers, which reduce the weight and thickness of the concrete by up to 10...

2010-06-01 07:00:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a world leader in building materials and glass fiber reinforcements, announced the appointment of Achilles Karagiozis as director of Building Science. Karagiozis reports directly to Frank O'Brien-Bernini, chief sustainability officer, and is based in Owens Corning's Granville, Ohio, Science and Technology Center. "I am pleased to have Achilles join our sustainability team," said O'Brien-Bernini. "Achilles is one of...

2010-04-22 07:30:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a world leader in building materials and glass fiber reinforcements, today announced it has become a member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). Launched in 2000, the UNGC is a voluntary initiative bringing together more than 7,900 organizations throughout the world that share a commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices. Its mission is to align global business operations and strategies...


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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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