Owens Corning Showcases Vast Range of Innovative Composite Technologies for Key End-Use Markets at China Composites Expo 2011

Date: 13 September 2011
Source: http://www.prnewswire.com
Composites Replace Traditional Materials with Lighter, Stronger, Aesthetic Solutions in Automotive, Building and Construction, Energy and Power, Industrial and Transportation ApplicationsSHANGHAI, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems and residential and commercial building materials, is showcasing a wide array of advanced innovative composite applications at the China Composites Expo held here Sept. 7 - 9 at the World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center.

The company is exhibiting at booth A502/601.

Owens Corning's exhibit focuses on several key end-use markets including automotive, building and construction, energy and power, industrial and transportation. These sectors are providing significant opportunities for the fast-growing use of advanced composite solutions in the shift away from traditional materials to higher-performance solutions.

"Materials science, especially for composites, is one of today's most powerful technology drivers," says Jean-Marc Sinkora, vice president and managing director, Owens Corning Composite Solutions Business, Greater China.  "This, in turn, is providing greater design freedom in the development of newer, better, higher-performance applications versus traditional materials.  Owens Corning works closely with customers and designers to help them better understand the benefits of using composites and how they may replace older technologies for improved structural and mechanical properties and greater aesthetics."

Several game-changing solutions reinforced with Owens Corning's new high-strength XStrand® H glass are on display at the company's booth including power cable cores and poles for the energy and power market.  Also being featured are pultruded rods and high pressure cylinders for industrial applications, as well as pallets manufactured from long fiber thermoplastics (LFT) reinforced with Type 30™ rovings.

Owens Corning is also highlighting both thermoplastic and thermoset applications for the transportation sector including cargo and passenger floor liners for aeronautic applications manufactured using FliteStrand® S roving. Automotive spoilers and front-end modules using Advantex® Type 30™ roving are also on display.  Rounding out the booth exhibit is Owens Corning's Silentex® noise control and muffler filling system that provides effective exhaust noise control.

Earlier this year, the company announced its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Yuhang Economic and Development Zone, Hangzhou enabling the company to better serve customers with local supply in the important, burgeoning Chinese market.

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 57 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.

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