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2014-04-23 08:25:16

Adjusted EBIT Flat with Prior Year; Insulation and Composites Performance Continued to Strengthen, Offset by Weaker-than-Expected Roofing Volumes TOLEDO, Ohio, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) today reported consolidated net sales of $1.28 billion in the first quarter of 2014, down slightly from $1.35 billion in 2013. First-quarter 2014 adjusted earnings were $35 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, flat with adjusted earnings of $35 million, or $0.29 per diluted share,...

2014-04-09 23:02:29

Owens Corning is donating a Basement Finishing System™ to help improve one autistic child’s attending and engagement behavior. A recent study has shown how noise-reduction walls help improve autistic children’s learning environments. Toledo, Ohio (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Owens Corning, the parent company of Basement Finishing System™ franchisees, is pleased to announce that the McDade family was chosen to have their basement finished with the Basement Finishing System™. This...

2014-04-03 08:33:02

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is scheduled to announce first-quarter 2014 financial results on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, prior to the opening of the New York Stock Exchange. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mike Thaman and Chief Financial Officer Michael McMurray will host an earnings conference call at 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, to discuss the company's first-quarter 2014 financial results. Conference Call -- Wednesday, April...

2014-04-02 12:33:14

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For Owens Corning Foam Insulation ("Owens Corning") (NYSE: OC), "Science Doesn't Lie" when it comes to two rigid foam insulation products: Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) insulation and Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) insulation. The company is using scientific data, video and in-person demos to educate architects, builders and contractors about the proven performance, reliability, and manufacturing characteristics of XPS versus EPS. "When comparing XPS...

2014-03-28 23:03:06

Roofing Market in the US 2014-2018, a market research report, is available at Sandlerresearch.org. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 TPO single-ply roofing membranes are becoming increasingly popular among end-users as they offer resistance to ultraviolet rays, ozone gases, and many other harmful chemical exposures. As demand for heat-reflective and energy-efficient roofing systems increases, the manufacturers are resorting heavily to TPO single-ply membranes. The trend for the wide...

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 12:32:22

Innovative roving enables faster compounding line speeds for improved cost efficiency and increased glass loadings PARIS, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber products for composite systems, today announced the launch of its new Performax(®) SE4849 Type 30(®) roving at the JEC Europe 2014 show and conferences. The Performax(®) SE4849 roving is specially designed and engineered for long fiber reinforced thermoplastic...

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,...


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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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