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2013-12-13 08:21:40

DUBLIN, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pl396j/cold_insulation) has announced the addition of the "Global Cold Insulation Market 2013-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 With the increase in demand of cryogenic equipments for oil and gas industry, the cryogenic insulation materials will also experience growth in the future. Various innovative materials like Aerogel and perlite are...

2013-12-11 08:33:03

Company earns perfect score on Index for 10th consecutive year TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) today announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) published by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, a civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. This is the 10(th) consecutive year Owens Corning has achieved a 100-percent CEI...

2013-11-01 08:28:26

TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 office in Toledo, Ohio, on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. Hosted by Mike Thaman, chairman and chief executive officer, Investor Day will feature presentations by key Owens Corning leaders. A live webcast of the event with slide presentations will be available...

2013-10-31 12:27:57

TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning began when an experiment with glass building blocks produced an unexpected result - it revealed a way to make glass fibers in commercial quantities. That discovery launched more than a new product. It set in motion a remarkable series of events that included the birth of an innovative company that would develop new industries related to the production of fiber glass materials. The first, historic step occurred on Oct. 31,...

2013-10-28 16:25:42

Memphis Roofing Company is Taking Extra Steps to Prevent More Damage to the Ecosystem MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With many concerns shifting to global warming and protecting wildlife in the recent years, Memphis roofers Republic Roofing & Restoration are doing their part to aid in efforts to clean up the Earth. The company has joined an organization to recycle old shingles, opposed to taking the debris to landfills. Their efforts are certainly not in...

2013-10-28 08:32:32

Gale Insulation is committed to becoming a Leading Insulation Provider in the Lafayette Area for Homeowners, Remodelers, and Large and Small Builders. LAFAYETTE, Ind., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale Insulation, part of the Masco Contractor Services family of companies, recently announced its expansion into the Lafayette, Indiana area. Gale Insulation specializes in all forms of insulation installation, including fiberglass batt, blown-in fiberglass, blown-in cellulose, and spray...

2013-10-23 08:31:56

All Businesses Improve Performance over 2012 TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) today reported consolidated net sales of $1.32 billion in the third quarter of 2013, compared with $1.28 billion during the same period last year. Third-quarter 2013 adjusted earnings were $63 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, compared with $40 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, during the same period one year ago. The company reported net earnings of $51 million, or $0.43...

2013-10-18 08:23:58

LONDON, October 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. The U.S. equity market closed on a mixed note on Thursday, October 17, 2013. The S&P 500 and the NASDAQ Composite gained 0.67% and 0.62%, respectively, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell marginally by 0.01%. Shares in the general building materials industry mostly ended on higher note, even as the broader market ended on a mixed note. The...

2013-10-16 08:30:27

Mineral wool insulation batt for residential construction WABASH, Ind., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thermafiber has announced the launch of UltraBatt, a new residential and light commercial insulation batt. UltraBatt insulation is engineered to provide thermal comfort, fire protection and sound control all in one product. In exterior walls, it conserves energy with an R-15 in 2x4 construction and R-23 in 2x6 walls. UltraBatt insulation is made with 70% pre-consumer recycled content...

2013-10-15 12:22:33

FEURA BUSH, N.Y., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Constellation today celebrated the completion of a 2.7-megawatt (DC) solar generation project at Owens Corning's thermal and acoustical insulation plant. The solar installation, which is the largest project to date under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's NY-Sun initiative, is designed to supply approximately 6 percent of the plant's annual...


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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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