Owens Corning Publishes Two Reference Guides to Optimize Selection and Use of High-Performance Composite Solutions

New Pocket-Sized "Composite Solutions Reinforcement Guide" and First-Ever" Glass Fiber Reinforcement Chemical Resistance Guide" now Available

Mar 29, 2011, 06:00 ET from Owens Corning

PARIS, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), the leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite solutions, published two comprehensive guides to help end-users select the best glass fiber for use in their applications. The Composite Solutions Reinforcement Guide provides information about processes, products and applications while the Glass Fiber Reinforcement Chemical Resistance Guide includes data about the effect of corrosive chemicals on different glass fibers. JEC Composites Show attendees can visit Booth R20 and get a copy of both guides.

The compact Composite Solutions Reinforcement Guide is a comprehensive source of information about the company's glass fiber reinforcement technologies, applications, properties, specifications and much more. It also provides descriptions of manufacturing processes and sustainability benefits. Download the Composite Solutions Reinforcement Guide.

Owens Corning's Glass Fiber Reinforcement Chemical Resistance Guide fills an industry gap by providing data to help end-users, engineers and fabricators select the optimum glass fiber reinforcement for fiber-glass reinforced polymer (FRP) applications used in corrosive environments. The guide will help FRP designers balance cost and performance when selecting the best glass fiber to meet their needs. Download the Glass Fiber Reinforcement Chemical Resistance Guide.

Both guides reflect Owens Corning's innovation and long-standing expertise in glass, corrosion and surface chemistry.

About Owens Corning

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is 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 56 consecutive years, Owens Corning is committed to driving sustainability by delivering solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives. Founded in 1938, Owens Corning had sales of $5 billion in 2010 and about 15,000 employees in 28 countries on five continents. OCV™ Reinforcements, OCV™ Technical Fabrics and OCV™ Non-Woven Technologies are the three main business units that make up the Owens Corning Composite Solutions Business. The businesses are market-leading innovators in glass-fiber technology delivering 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.

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