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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on the Glass Fibers markets.
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.
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.
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 DefenseÂ® roofing underlayment to its prestigious 101 Best New Products list.
Researchers from North Carolina State University have designed a sensor that can measure strain in structural materials and is capable of healing itself â€“ 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.
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.
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.
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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