Saint-Gobain Reinforcement announces the construction of state-of-the-art glass reinforcement facility with Owens Corning

The Reinforcement Branch of Saint-Gobain and Owens Corning announced on May 7th, 2003 that they have entered into a joint venture agreement in order to set up a glass fibre manufacturing unit.

"The broad-based technology and global manufacturing expertise that our two companies bring to this joint venture means the delivery of the highest quality glass reinforcement products to our customers". said both Dick Lantz and Roberto Caliari.

Both companies will equally share this new capacity which will be sold separately through their own international sales networks. The 50/50 joint venture will be jointly owned and operated by both companies and is expected to begin production and delivery of products in late 2004.

On a global scale, the composites market is growing at 4-5% annually.

The transaction is subject to the approval of the appropriate legal and regulatory agencies.

600450 Saint-Gobain Reinforcement announces the construction of state-of-the-art glass reinforcement facility with Owens Corning
Date: 22 May 2003
Source: Saint Gobain

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