Owens Corning launches improved multi-purpose chop roving for weaving & knitting applications

   Owens Corning launches improved multi-purpose chop roving for weaving &
                            knitting applications

PR Newswire

PARIS, March 12, 2014

PARIS, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading
global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, today
introduced its new ME 3060 roving at the JEC Europe show and conferences. This
new multi-end roving, used as chop, provides customers with a combination of
excellent processing characteristics and enhanced final laminate surface
quality.

ME 3060 roving delivers excellent processing characteristics resulting from
its uniform dispersion, low fuzz and smooth laydown. It is recommended for
general purpose, stitched fabrics with polyester, vinylester, or epoxy resins,
and can be used for complexes in marine and industrial applications.

"ME 3060 roving allows end users to optimize their resin consumption due to
excellent impregnation quality," said Dr. Sanghamitra Sircar, Owens Corning
Global Product Manager for Multi-End Rovings. "In addition, the ease of
chopping delivered by the ME 3060 roving can provide benefits in terms of
fewer changes of chopper blades and reduced defects from long chops. Overall,
these features improve productivity for our customers and end users."

ME 3060 roving also features  very good surface clarity, uniform dispersion
after chop, and fewer white fibers, providing high surface quality of the
final laminate.

ME3060 roving is produced using Advantex^® corrosion-resistant glass fibers,
which combines the electrical and mechanical properties of traditional E-glass
with the acid corrosion resistance of E-CR glass.

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

Website: http://www.owenscorning.com
Contact: Nathalie Neyroz-Leonard, +33 6 67 79 86 05,
Nathalie.NeyrozLeonard@owenscorning.com; Todd M. Romain, +1 419 248 7826,
Todd.Romain@owenscorning.com
 
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