Owens Corning Launches New High-Performance Reinforcement For Long-Span Pultrusion Applications

Date: 8 April 2011
Source: Owens Corning
XStrand® H Roving Enables Fabricators to Produce Longer SpansToday at the JEC Composites Show, Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), the leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, introduced XStrand® H roving, a new high-performance reinforcement solution for long-span composite parts manufactured using the pultrusion process.

The new high-performance XStrand® H roving is made with a proprietary boron-free glass formulation that meets R-Glass standards ISO 2078, ASTM C162 and DIN B1259-1 and performs better than conventional E-glass providing:

* Up to 15 percent more stiffness

* Up to 20 percent more strength

* Up to 10 times more fatigue resistance at a given load

* Resistance to strong acids equal to E-CR glass

"The new roving enables fabricators to create longer span, lighter weight components with lower deformation and superior strength," said High-Performance Reinforcements Program Leader in Europe, Eric Dallies. "XStrand® H roving was developed for demanding industrial applications such as ladder rails, lighting poles and telescopic rods."

XStrand® H roving provides significantly better fatigue resistance for longer useful life. Although specifically developed for use with polyester, vinyl ester and epoxy resin systems, it can also be used in acrylic and polyurethane systems to produce long span structural beams.

To learn more about XStrand® H and our other high-performance reinforcement products, go to: http://www.ocvreinforcements.com/hp/index.asp

About Owens Corning

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is a leading global producer of residential and commercial building materials, glass-fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems. A Fortune® 500 Company for 56 consecutive years, Owens Corning is committed to driving sustainability by delivering solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives. Founded in 1938, Owens Corning is a market-leading innovator of glass-fiber technology with sales of $5 billion in 2010 and about 15,000 employees in 28 countries on five continents. Additional information is available at www.owenscorning.com.

For further information: Beth Rettig, Owens Corning, +1-419-248-6777, Beth.Rettig@owenscorning.com

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