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

SOURCE Owens Corning

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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