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Owens Corning to launch new PipeStrand™ product range for filament winding applications at upcoming JEC World show

Quartet of new PipeStrand™ products enable improved performance, material savings and high productivity

Thursday, March 3, 2016 2:58 pm EST
"Owens Corning is committed to developing market-leading products that deliver productivity and performance benefits to our customers in the composites industry"

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems, will launch its new PipeStrand™ range of products for high- and low-pressure filament winding applications at the upcoming JEC World 2016 composites show and conferences on March 8-10 in Paris, France.

Filament winding applications compose the largest glass reinforcement market in the world with 655,000 tons of roving sold per year1. Applications include power and energy (refineries, power plants, off-shore platforms, liquid propane gas, etc.); petrochemicals; marine; and water distribution (desalination, treatment, sewage, etc.).

“Owens Corning is committed to developing market-leading products that deliver productivity and performance benefits to our customers in the composites industry,” said Bryan Minges, Owens Corning Global Product Manager - Pipe. “Our new PipeStrand™ solutions are an exciting illustration of this strategy. They offer an enviable combination of critical mechanical performance benefits, a wide processing range, and cost efficiency, all of which combine to generate enhanced value for low- and high-pressure pipe manufacturers.”

Customer needs and preferences in terms of fiber geometry, resins, curing systems, expected performance and process requirements vary among global regions. PipeStrand™ reinforcements are compatible with multiple resins and curing systems to meet these different requirements.

Developed for the low-pressure filament winding market, PipeStrand™ S1000 single-end roving is compatible with polyester, vinyl ester, epoxy and polyurethane resins.

The excellent processing, long-term mechanical and hydrostatic properties of the S1000 roving provide a major step-change over existing products and meet longer service life requirements for pipes, tanks and vessels (20-50 years)2. This single product enables lower roving inventory and faster creel changes.

PipeStrand™ M6000 multi-end roving provides optimal performance for chop and spray-up in pipes and tanks.

PipeStrand™ M6000 multi-end roving can be used for large- and small-diameter applications, and on horizontal and vertical surfaces where fast wet-out speed is preferred. It also demonstrates excellent compatibility with polyester and vinyl ester.

PipeStrand™ S2300 and S2500 single-end rovings are designed for the high-pressure and high-performance epoxy filament winding market. These products are equipped to meet pipe manufacturers’ requirements for high mechanical properties, durability, corrosion resistance, and low weight.

PipeStrand™ S2300 and S2500 rovings allow for up to a 61-percent improvement over reference products in axial tensile strength and burst stress3. They provide outstanding hydro-thermal stability under pressurized conditions for long pipe service life (over 20 years). In addition, both rovings offer a superior processing range, providing low fuzz under various tension levels, fast wetting, and smooth pipe surface. These properties can lead to reduced down time and lower resin consumption.

PipeStrand™ S2300 and S2500 are designed for both amine and anhydride-cured epoxies. S2300 delivers outstanding mechanical properties in aromatic amine-cured epoxies, while S2500 is engineered for peak performance in anhydride cured epoxies3.

Billed as the largest international gathering of composites professionals, JEC World 2016 will take place March 8-10, at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center. Owens Corning is exhibiting in Hall 5A, Booth G43.

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 2015 sales of $5.4 billion and employs about 15,000 people in 25 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 61 consecutive years. For more information, please visit

1 Owens Corning internal estimates

2 Owens Corning Laboratory sample: Mechanical testing lab | Resin package: Polyester, Vinyl Ester | Test method: ASTM D2344 | Test property: Shear Strength | Units: ksi, MPa.

3 Laboratory sample: Mechanical testing lab | Resin package: Epoxy | Test method: ASTM D5083 (ATS) & ASTM D1599 (Burst) |Test temperature: 200°F (93°C) | Test property: Axial tensile strength and burst stress | Units: ksi


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