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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...

2011-01-14 06:45:00

BOSTON, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Homeowners considering vinyl replacement windows are more often choosing fiberglass. This is due to their strength and durability, advanced insulation and soundproofing qualities, resistance to condensation, energy efficiency and for aesthetic reasons. Fiberglass is the highest-quality insulating material on the replacement windows market today. It is made of polymer and strands of pulled glass with trapped air inside, which is the same material that...

2011-01-12 08:00:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), manufacturer of multiple product solutions that increase the energy efficiency, comfort and beauty of homes and buildings, today announces the launch of its EcoTouch(TM) PINK(TM) FIBERGLAS(TM) Insulation product platform with PureFiber(TM) Technology. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110112/CG27972) Owens Corning EcoTouch insulation fuses the industry-leading thermal and acoustical performance...

2010-12-20 16:20:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a world leader in building materials and glass fiber reinforcements, announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement with Boral Industries Ltd. to sell its Masonry Products business. The divestiture will be in two stages. Owens Corning will sell a 50 percent stake in its Masonry Products business to Boral Industries Ltd. for $45 million at closing. The Masonry Products business will then be...

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2010-12-10 11:20:00

Whether in a hurricane, tornado, or bomb attack, a leading cause of injury and death is often fast-flying shards of glass. Explosions and high winds can cause windows in buildings to shatter-spewing jagged pieces of glass in every direction. A Pentagon report on the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia, for example, noted: Two of the 19 deceased had injuries know to be caused by glass fragments that were severe enough to cause death even without other contributing forces. Of the...

2010-12-05 00:13:28

Plastic and fiberglass bathtubs commonly develop weak floors that eventually lead to cracks and cause water to puddle underneath. A new bathtub repair service provides a rock-solid solution for Austin-area bathtubs that are cracked and broken. Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 3, 2010 While plastic and fiberglass bathtubs are highly durable, they are commonly in need of tub repair due to the nature of bathtub floor itself. The continuous weight that is placed on the floor surface by the users...

2010-11-02 15:00:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a world leader in building materials and glass fiber reinforcements, today announced it will provide a live webcast of its Investor Day being held at its corporate offices in Toledo, Ohio, on Thursday, Nov. 11. Hosted by Mike Thaman, chairman and chief executive officer, Investor Day will feature presentations by key Owens Corning leaders. The live audio webcast of the event will be available from 8:30 a.m....


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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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