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2014-03-12 20:25:20

ROANOKE, Va., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq GM: OCC) ("OCC(®)") today announced that it will release its first quarter of fiscal year 2014 results on Friday, March 14, 2014. The first quarter results are for the three-month period ended January 31, 2014. The Company will also host a conference call on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Individuals wishing to participate in the conference call should call (888) 868-9083 or (973)...

2014-03-12 12:32:23

PARIS, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE:OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems, today announced 9703 wet use chopped strands (WUCS) enabling improved line speed and tensile strength when manufacturing wet-process glass veils. The new WUCS 9703 improves wet web strength enabling Owens Corning customers to increase their manufacturing line speeds while at the same time reducing veil defects, such as...

2014-03-12 12:20:09

PARIS, France, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE:OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems, today announced a new multi-end roving designed for epoxy sheet molding compound (SMC) systems in automotive applications. In combination with epoxy sheet molding compound (SMC) systems, the new ME1510 glass reinforcement enables improved mechanical properties. ME1510 features superior strength and flexural...

2014-03-12 08:33:56

Integrated fiberglass solutions help OEMs reduce cost of energy generated by on- and off-shore wind turbines PARIS, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, today introduced an enhanced WindStrand(®) Type 30(®) roving products platform for weaving fabrics at the JEC Europe show and conferences. This new product range is designed to deliver productivity and performance benefits to OEMs...

2014-03-12 08:33:55

PARIS, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, today introduced its new ME 3060 roving at the JEC Europe show and conferences. This new multi-end roving, used as chop, provides customers with a combination of excellent processing characteristics and enhanced final laminate surface quality. ME 3060 roving delivers excellent processing characteristics resulting from its uniform dispersion,...

2014-03-10 08:26:59

DENVER, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's already been a progressive year for the state of Colorado and the 2014 union between Galleria, the BIG Industry Show and the High Times Cannabis Cup looks set to take the trend to the next level. Not only have the three events been combined into one giant, five day show, but for the first time this year Galleria will open its doors to the general public. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140310/PH79211-aPhoto -...

2014-03-07 23:02:03

Glass Doctor can fix the pain of what to do with old, unused and nearly forgotten glass with these five unique ways to repurpose glass. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 Don’t throw away old, unused glass jars and containers while spring-cleaning. Glass Doctor can fix the pain of what to do with old, unused and nearly forgotten glass with these five unique ways to repurpose glass. Light them up. Start your spring and summer nightly barbeques off right by using old mason jars and...

Google Glass for ATM transactions
2014-03-07 04:46:43

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics at Saarland University in Germany have developed a prototype system that utilizes Google Glass to access ATM machines. Currently the wearable display technology from the search giant allows users to check a calendar with a glance, take a photo with a wink, or simply read text messages. Now German university researchers, who are one of the few in Europe that have been able to take...

2014-03-06 16:20:11

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Safelite AutoGlass(®), the nation's largest provider of windshield replacements, recycled more than 1 million windshields in 2013, saving tons of waste from the landfill. Windshields are not commonly recycled because they are made from laminated glass, which is created using two sheets of glass with a clear resin interlay called Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) between. The resin interlay keeps the glass together when damaged, but it is also...

2014-03-05 12:28:19

LAS VEGAS, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the launch of their mobile field management application, FieldLens made a surprise announcement today that they will demonstrate a prototype application for Google Glass. FieldLens is designed to help construction professionals effectively document, assign, and manage jobsite issues using any smartphone, tablet or the Web. Their platform is the first and only social media technology developed specifically for the...


Latest Glass Reference Libraries

Venus’ Flower Basket, Euplectella aspergillum
2014-01-05 00:00:00

Venus’ Flower Basket (Euplectella aspergillum) is a species of hexactinellid sponge found in the deep ocean. It is found with a male and female shrimp living inside it, which spend their lives living in just one sponge basket. Because of this, Asian cultures use the dead, dried sponge as a wedding present to signify the symbiotic relationship of the sponge and shrimp. The shrimp that make their home inside the basket reproduce and their offspring escape and find their own sponge to call...

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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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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