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Todd Romain

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Todd Romain

Corporate Media Relations


Owens Corning to Showcase the Power of Composites at JEC World 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017 8:30 am EDT
"Our presence at JEC World 2017 reflects a company and industry that are on the upswing"

TOLEDO, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Composites experts from Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, will showcase the possibilities of a world “Powered by Composites” at the JEC World 2017 composites show and conferences, March 14-16, in Paris, France.

“Our presence at JEC World 2017 reflects a company and industry that are on the upswing,” said Arnaud Genis, president of Owens Corning’s Composite Solutions Business. “Global industry dynamics are aligning to market growth, and we see long-term growth opportunity for virtually all composites applications.

“This success provides a great backdrop for Owens Corning to elevate the conversation from ‘what we make’ to ‘what we enable.’” Genis added. “And this is key to unlocking the vast opportunities to grow the adoption and impact of composites as we work with customers across the world to identify and capture growth opportunities.”

Owens Corning’s presence at JEC World 2017 will feature:


Products and solutions for a range of applications serving the transportation, building and construction, infrastructure, wind energy, and industrial sectors. Customer product samples on display will include:

• Glass fiber rebar cage from ATP srl, used to reinforce precast concrete tunnel segments (infrastructure market) featuring Owens Corning Pulstrand® 4100 single-end rovings.

• Continuously wound GRP (glass-reinforced plastic) pipe from The Saudi Arabian Amiantit Company (Amiantit) for fluid transport (industrial market) featuring Owens Corning Advantex® reinforcements.

• Road tank drain outlet from Rousseau SAS for powder shipments (industrial market) featuring Owens Corning Uniflo® continuous filament mats.


Technical presentation: “The Future of Automobiles, Powered by Composites.”

Owens Corning Global Product Manager Geoffrey Gendebien will discuss how the company’s composite product solutions are enabling lighter parts, supporting reduced fuel consumption and demands to lower CO2 emissions, as well as redefined surface appearance – all without compromising performance – for an array of vehicles in the transportation sector. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, March 15, from 11:30 a.m. to noon (CET), in the Agora Zone (Hall 5A).

Representatives from Owens Corning’s global team of composites experts and business leaders will be on hand to discuss the company’s array of industry-leading products and solutions.


Digital resources featuring a comprehensive suite of on-demand content including downloadable case studies and product literature are available, as well as a series of “Powered by Composites” videos spanning the infrastructure, transportation, wind energy, and industrial markets, and 3D printing and Composites Hub projects.

Billed as the largest international gathering of composites professionals, JEC World 2017 will take place March 14-16, at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center. Owens Corning is exhibiting in Hall 5A, Booth J39.

About Owens Corning

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures, and markets insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale, the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in materials, manufacturing, and building science to develop products and systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger, and more durable. Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2016 sales of $5.7 billion and employs about 16,000 people in 26 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 62 consecutive years.


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