Owens Corning launches WUCS 9703 providing improved glass veil line speed and
PARIS, March 12, 2014
PARIS, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Owens Corning (NYSE:OC), a leading
global producer of glass fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for
composite systems, today announced 9703 wet use chopped strands (WUCS)
enabling improved line speed and tensile strength when manufacturing
wet-process glass veils.
The new WUCS 9703 improves wet web strength enabling Owens Corning customers
to increase their manufacturing line speeds while at the same time reducing
veil defects, such as wrinkles, in their conversion processes.
In addition, the new WUCS 9703 improves veil tensile strength by up to 8
percent compared to an Owens Corning reference product.
"Our new WUCS 9703 features wet web strength improvement of up to 40% compared
to competitive products," said Geoff Wilson, Owens Corning Director of Wet Use
Chopped Strands and Glass Mats Platforms. "So, depending on their specific
needs, veil manufacturers can choose to use less product, run their
manufacturing line faster, or offer improved veil tensile strength in their
WUCS 9703 end-use applications include tile, cushion, and luxury vinyl
flooring, and asphalt roofing shingles.
The announcement was made today at JEC Europe, the world's largest annual
composites trade show held in Paris, France, where Owens Corning is exhibiting
in Hall 7-2 Booth F22.
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 59 consecutive years, Owens Corning is committed
to driving sustainability by delivering solutions, transforming markets and
enhancing lives. In business for more than 75 years, Owens Corning is a
market-leading innovator of glass-fiber technology with sales of $5.3 billion
in 2013 and about 15,000 employees in 27 countries. Additional information is
available at: www.owenscorning.com
SOURCE Owens Corning
Contact: Nathalie Neyroz-Leonard / Europe, +33 6 67 79 86 05,
Nathalie.NeyrozLeonard@owenscorning.com; Todd M. Romain / Americas, +1 419 248
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