Thermafiber Launches UltraBatt Insulation

                  Thermafiber Launches UltraBatt Insulation

Mineral wool insulation batt for residential construction

PR Newswire

WABASH, Ind., Oct. 16, 2013

WABASH, Ind., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thermafiber has announced the
launch of UltraBatt, a new residential and light commercial insulation batt.
UltraBatt insulation is engineered to provide thermal comfort, fire protection
and sound control all in one product. In exterior walls, it conserves energy
with an R-15 in 2x4 construction and R-23 in 2x6 walls. UltraBatt insulation
is made with 70% pre-consumer recycled content and is fire resistant to
temperatures over 2,000 degrees F. Sound control is very desirable in interior
walls, floors, ceilings and multi-family construction. The dense UltraBatt is
an exceptional sound insulation providing an STC rating of 30 in 2x4 wall
assemblies, with a single layer of gypsum board on both sides.

"We are excited about the release of UltraBatt and the ability of Midwest
consumers and contractors to find it at Menards," says Steve Edris, Director
and General Manager of Thermafiber. "Mineral wool is an excellent insulation
choice for residential construction. The fire resistance, energy efficiency
and sound control provide homeowners with piece of mind and a comfortable
living environment."

For over 79 years, Thermafiber has been a trusted choice for architects and
professional contractors. The same mineral wool insulation that insulates and
protects some of the tallest buildings in the world is now available for
homeowners. Mineral wool batts are easy to install and easy to cut for a tight
fit around electrical outlets, wiring, HVAC and plumbing. UltraBatt insulation
is available in standard wood stud and steel stud sizes. UltraBatt insulation
can be purchased at Menards and other Thermafiber distributors. To find a
Menards store location near you visit or call Thermafiber at

About Thermafiber
Thermafiber, Inc. (an Owens Corning company) is a leading manufacturer of
premium mineral wool insulation products for commercial, residential,
industrial and marine applications. Thermafiber mineral wool is the #1
specified commercial brand* and is installed in 6 of the 12 tallest buildings
in the world**. To learn more about Thermafiber, visit

About Owens Corning
Owens Corning 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 59 consecutive years, Owens
Corning is committed to driving sustainability by delivering solutions,
transforming markets and enhancing lives. Celebrating its 75th anniversary in
2013, Owens Corning is a market-leading innovator of glass-fiber technology
with sales of $5.2 billion in 2012 and approximately 15,000 employees in 27
countries on five continents. Additional information is available at

*McGraw Hill Dodge Database (2013)
**Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (2013)

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SOURCE Thermafiber, Inc.

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