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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....

2010-10-14 15:00:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a world leader in building materials and glass fiber reinforcements, has been added to the 2010 Calvert Social Index, a stock market benchmark for measuring the performance of large, U.S.-based socially responsible companies. The Calvert Social Index currently includes 662 companies selected from the 1,000 largest publicly traded companies in the United States using criteria established by Calvert Investments. The...

2010-09-15 07:00:00

BEIJING, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading global producer of reinforcement solutions for composite systems and residential and commercial building materials, today introduced Ultrablade(TM) fabric solutions to help enable the market transition to longer, lighter and stiffer wind turbine rotor blades. The new solutions, which will be commercially available in January 2011, can help designers remove nearly a metric ton of reinforcement and resin from 2.0 megawatt...

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,...


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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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