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katie.merx@owenscorning.com

Owens Corning to Launch Five New Products at Upcoming JEC Europe Show

Innovative glass fiber solutions are designed to improve composites performance in automotive, industrial and telecommunication applications

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 2:39 pm EST
"The common thread through these new products is that they are inspired by our deep understanding of our customers’ current and future needs, and deliver differentiated solutions to meet those requirements."

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems, will unveil five new products delivering productivity and performance benefits at the upcoming JEC Europe 2015 composites show and conferences in Paris, France.

“Our commitment to product leadership and customer collaboration are reflected in each of the new products that we will be unveiling at JEC Europe,” said Arnaud Genis, Group President of Owens Corning’s Composite Solutions Business. “The common thread through these new products is that they are inspired by our deep understanding of our customers’ current and future needs, and deliver differentiated solutions to meet those requirements.”

Owens Corning’s new product highlights at JEC Europe will include solutions for major processes such as pultrusion, DLFT PP*, lamination and thermoplastics compounding with applications in window lineals, automotive components, optical fiber cables (OFC) and panels, among others. These new solutions, among the more than 20 new products that Owens Corning’s Composite Solutions Business plans to launch in 2015, serve the automotive, industrial, and telecommunication markets.

Following are highlights of Owens Corning’s new product offerings to be featured at JEC Europe:

Multi-compatible PulStrand™ 4100 single-end roving for pultrusion – delivering breakthrough processing and performance benefits over existing competitive products.

Compatible with polyester, vinyl ester, epoxy, and polyurethane resin systems, PulStrand™ 4100 roving offers superior processing qualities, high flexural strength (up to 57 percent greater than competitive offerings), and ultimate shear strength (up to 70 percent higher than competitive products). This higher-productivity material has the potential to enable faster line speeds while reducing downtime, scrap, and labor, and enhances the modulus and durability of pultruded profiles for a variety of high-performance markets.

OC Paneluxe™ multi-end roving – enabling continuous lamination of translucent and opaque panels. Formulated for use with polyester and vinyl-ester resins in a wide range of applications, the OC Paneluxe™ roving allows for more homogeneous mats, better fiber repartition, and reduced glass change-overs. It also provides enhanced productivity through excellent wet-out and low fuzz generation.

HydroStrand® 258 chopped strands – Owens Corning’s new product of choice for hydrolysis resistance (HR) performance and impact modified polyamides (PA).

HydroStrand® 258 chopped strands provide excellent dry-as-molded properties in a wide range of PA formulations, as well as outstanding performance in glycol-resistant PA 66 formulations. When compared to typical competitive offerings, the HydroStrand® 258 product delivers outstanding performance: up to a 22-percent increase in impact strength and up to a 13-percent increase in impact after hydrolysis. Typical automotive applications include oil and fluid pump housings, oil pans, and power train parts.

Performax® SE4850 roving for polypropylene DLFT – enabling improved glass processing and potential cost reduction of complex parts, particularly in the automotive market.

Performax® SE4850 rovings exhibit outstanding processing characteristics, including reduced fuzz generation, improved glass dispersion, and increased strand splice tensile strength.

In addition, SE4850’s superior adhesion to polypropylene polymer can improve composite mechanical properties by up to 80 percent, particularly in impact strength, making it the industry’s premier roving product.

TeleStrand™ 2000 UV series roving – bringing stiffness to UV-cured pultrusion of FRP central strength members in optical fiber cables.

TeleStrand™ 2000 UV enables high-speed processing, thanks to tight loss on ignition (LOI), minimized fuzz (0.002 gm/lb of product), and fast impregnation. With 32kg bobbins (compared to 17kg to 22kg in competitor offerings), TeleStrand™ 2000 UV also enables high productivity. Waste and downtime are minimized through the elimination of the need for splicing as a result of the glass fiber length matching cable length.

JEC Europe 2015 will take place March 10-12 at Porte de Versailles in Paris. Owens Corning is exhibiting in Hall 7-2, Booth F22.

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 2014 sales of $5.3 billion and employs about 14,000 people in 25 countries.  It has been listed as a Fortune 500® company for more than 60 consecutive years.  For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com.

* Direct Long-Fiber Thermoplastics Polypropylene

 

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Nathalie Neyroz-Leonard / Europe, +33 (0)6 67 79 86 05, Nathalie.NeyrozLeonard@owenscorning.com

Todd M. Romain / Americas, +1 (419) 248.7826, Todd.Romain@owenscorning.com