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2012-07-11 02:22:17

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fuel efficiency and low carbon emission regulations are playing a major role in raising global demand to incorporate lightweight composites and replace metal parts in automotive components. Furthermore, major Western economies have begun to witness increased consumer spending, particularly in the luxury and super-luxury car segments, the majority of which utilize carbon composite components. Analysis from Frost & Sullivan...

2011-08-22 07:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Core Molding Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CMT), a leading North American molder of fiberglass reinforced plastics and compounder of custom sheet molding compound (SMC), today announced it has established a new operating subsidiary and manufacturing location to support a significant new business venture outside its traditional heavy truck customer base. Core has formed the subsidiary, Core Specialty Composites, LLC, to manage the new business....

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 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...

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,...

2010-05-17 10:55:00

SHELTON, Conn., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Panolam Industries' Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) products have received two categories of GREENGUARD certification. They have been certified according to the GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Certification Program for Low Emitting Products and according to the GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification Program for Low Emitting Products. Panolam is the first and only FRP manufacturer to receive this certification. The GREENGUARD...

2010-03-16 08:21:00

CHICAGO, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Society of Plastics Engineers' (SPE) Thermoset Division today announced the Keynote Speaker to appear at the SPE Thermoset Topical Conference (TOPCON) April 6-7, 2010. Chuck Dana, Group President, Composites Solutions Business, will deliver 'Emerging Markets and Composites: Opportunities for Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics (FRP) in BRIC Countries'. Owens Corning is a world leading composite materials manufacturer with a global footprint and his...

2010-02-10 07:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems and residential and commercial building materials, today introduced OptiFlow(TM) wet-use chopped strand reinforcements that help improve productivity in higher-flow-rate gypsum processes. The product will be showcased in the Owens Corning booth at the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) Composites 2010 show along with other...

2008-08-20 03:00:38

By Schut, Jan H Part II of our review of the big JEC international composites show in Paris focuses on resins and reinforcements. (Part I, last month, covered process enhancements, thermoplastic composites, machinery, and tooling. See Learn More box.) RIGHT Bullet-stopping armor uses new Innegra S high-modulus PP fiber drawn 24X its original length. This creates bamboo-like striations and surface ridges, giving it added strength and better surface adhesion in a resin matrix. Topping the...