LifeMat™ glass non-woven solutions help improve performance of flooded lead-acid batteries for stop-start engines

    LifeMat™ glass non-woven solutions help improve performance of flooded
                  lead-acid batteries for stop-start engines

Owens Corning presenting at Battery Council International trade show

PR Newswire

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 29, 2013

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --With more than 30 years proven
experience, Owens Corning is the leading provider of glass based non-woven
solutions for lead-acid batteries, and widely known for its quality retainer
mat solutions for heavy duty batteries.

Today, increasing amounts of electronic equipment and new technologies, such
as start-stop engine systems, are placing increasing demands on the
performance of automobile batteries.

Owens Corning is exhibiting its newly-branded LifeMat™ glass non-woven
solutions at Baltimore's Battery Council International (BCI), which began
April 28, at Booth #48. The company sponsored the Suppliers Reception annual
premier event, on Sunday April 28. The LifeMat™ solutions also will be shown
at the Techtextil material show, June 11-13.

LifeMat™ pasting mat contributes to extending the lifecycle of traditional
lead-acid batteries by preventing positive active mass shedding.

The LifeMat™ pasting mat product range for lead-acid batteries is a direct
outcome of Owens Corning's continued investment in the development of
industry-specific capabilities. The company is dedicated to battery
manufacturers who want to improve the performance and lifespan of their
products through the use of advanced glass non-woven solutions.

With manufacturing operations in America, Europe, and Asia, Owens Corning is
able to provide local supply and support for LifeMat^TM solutions in lead-acid
battery applications.

About Owens Corning
Owens Corningis a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements and
engineered materials for composite systems and residential and commercial
building materials. A Fortune 500 company for 58 consecutive years, Owens
Corning is committed to driving sustainability through delivering solutions,
transforming markets and enhancing lives. Celebrating its 75^th anniversary in
2013, Owens Corning had sales of $5.2 billion in 2012 and employs 15,000
employees in 27 countries on five continents. The Owens Corning Composite
Solutions Business delivers a broad range of reinforcement products that
provide lightweight alternatives to steel, wood and aluminum, thereby reducing
weight and improving energy efficiency. Additional information is available at
www.owenscorning.com.

SOURCE Owens Corning

Website: http://www.owenscorning.com
Contact: For further information or interview opportunity: Kelly Donaghy,
Owens Corning, 419-343-0207; Matt Schroder, Owens Corning, 419-248-8987.
 
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