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Glass Fibres
Chopped strand fibreglass grades meet ever more challenging food contact limits
Glass Fibres : 23 March, 2014
3B has introduced two new grades of chopped strand fibreglass for applications involving food contact.DS 1135-10N is designed for broad range of polyamides (PA), while DS 8800-11P is for reinforcement of high temperature resins.
 
JEC Composites Exhibition: Roving for wind turbine blades obtains Germanischer Lloyd approval
Glass Fibres : 26 March, 2013
Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has approved HiPer-tex W2020 high-performance direct roving from 3B. This new certification complements the recent GL approval for SE2020 single end reinforcements. Both benchmark products benefit from proprietary sizings developed for use with specific resin systems (epoxy) principally for the manufacturing of non-crimped fabrics and FRP laminates for applications in, but not exclusively, wind turbine blades.
 
US glass reinforcement capability expanded as composites centre opens in Shanghai
Glass Fibres : 16 September, 2012
Owens Corning's new furnace in its glass reinforcements facility in Tlaxcala (Mexico) is now operational. This is the latest step the company has taken to increase its global capacity to produce composite material.
 
High performance boron-free glass reinforcement for long-span pultrusion enables fabricators to produce longer spans
Glass Fibres : 22 April, 2011
XStrand H roving is a new high-performance reinforcement for long-span composite parts manufactured using the pultrusion process.
 
High performance composites: pocket-sized reference guides to reinforcement and chemical resistance published by Owens Corning
Glass Fibres : 19 April, 2011
Owens Corning has published two comprehensive guides to help end-users select the best glass fibre 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 fibres.
 
High-performance chopped strand glass fibre for composites exposed to high temperature fluids
Glass Fibres : 16 April, 2011
HydroStrand is a chopped strand glass fibre for high-performance polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) composites. The glass fibre is is designed for automotive and industrial applications that come in direct contact with high-temperature fluids.
 
Two new grades of short glass fibre reinforcements for polypropylene (PP) offer superior tensile mechanical performance Strength and Impact Resistance
Glass Fibres : 13 April, 2011
At the annual JEC Composites Show, Owens Corning announced two new grades of short glass fiber (GF) reinforcements for polypropylene (PP) specifically engineered for automotive applications. They are available worldwide and provide alternatives to short GF reinforced polyamide (PA) and long glass fibre reinforced PP in automotive applications.
 
Two new grades of short glass fibre reinforcements for polypropylene (PP)
Glass Fibres : 05 April, 2011
New short glass fibres for PP offer superior mechanical performance, tensile strength and Impact Resistance
 
Composite protection pod dampens and absorbs incoming blast waves on the Ocelot Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV)
Glass Fibres : 03 April, 2011
AGY
 
Multi-end roving designed to transform translucent panel applications, such as skylights, cladding and greenhouses
Glass Fibres : 02 April, 2011
Thinner panel provides superior clarity and enables higher glass content for strength and stiffness using less resin
 
Non-woven glass fibre veil improves performance of flooded lead-acid batteries for stop-start engine systems
Glass Fibres : 01 April, 2011
Owens Corning has announced a new solution to help battery makers meet the challenges of stop-start engine technology. A new non-woven glass fibre veil requires no capital investment, streamlines production and extends battery life and capacity.
 
Compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks manufactured from glass fibre cut weight by 57%, replacing steel
Glass Fibres : 30 March, 2011
Greenes Group is one of the Netherland
 
Glass fibre for high-density interconnect (HDI) PCBs based on very thin, dimensionally stable laminates
Glass Fibres : 30 March, 2011
AGY has introduced S-3 HDI glass fibre for high performance printed circuit boards (PCBs). Designed to meet the demanding technical requirements of high-density interconnect (HDI) technology in PCBs
 
Multi-compatible single-end roving for fabrics and pre-pregs designed for all resin systems and optimized for weavers
Glass Fibres : 30 March, 2011
At the annual JEC Composites Show, Owens Corning introduced SE1550, a new single-end Type 30 roving which is compatible with all major thermoset resin systems and weaving processes. The new roving will be available globally and is made from the company
 
Owens Corning opens new glass fibre manufacturing facility in Hangzhou, China
Glass Fibres : 11 March, 2011
State-of-the-art plant significantly expands capacity in China, supportng demand from fast-growing Asian markets
 
Owens Corning introduces shingle technology that delivers faster installation and highest wind
Glass Fibres : 11 June, 2006
Owens Corning, the manufacturer of America's No. 1 brand of shingles, has announced a new technology for its Oakridge PRO(R) Series Shingle that offers faster installation, higher wind performance and a better appearance immediately after installation. The higher wind ratings offer contractors an attractive solution that complies with new, more stringent building codes in high-wind areas. Initially available in the Northeast, SureNail(R) Technology is currently planned to be rolled out to the rest of the U.S. market over the course of the next several years.
 
Owens Corning announces breakthrough single-end roving for wind energy
Glass Fibres : 10 June, 2006
Owens Corning announced at the European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition in Athens, Greece, a breakthrough single-end roving and knitted fabric, WindStrand(TM), which will allow the wind energy market to take another step forward in competing successfully against other alternative energy sources by reducing the cost per kilowatt-hour.
 
Owens Corning Introduces One-Step Solution to Meet Fire-Resistant Standard TB603 for Mattress Manufacturers
Glass Fibres : 07 June, 2006
TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ To help mattress manufacturers comply with California's open-flame-resistance standard TB603 without making any manufacturing process changes, Owens Corning (OTC Bulletin Board: OWENQ) today introduced the first one-step composite solution, Owens Corning Fire Resistant (FR) Filler Cloth.
 
Owens Corning introduces one-step solution to meet fire-resistant standard TB603 for mattress manufacturers
Glass Fibres : 06 June, 2006
To help mattress manufacturers comply with California's open-flame-resistance standard TB603 without making any manufacturing process changes, Owens Corning today introduced the first one-step composite solution, Owens Corning Fire Resistant Filler Cloth. Comprised of fire- resistant and self-extinguishing fibers, Owens Corning (FR) Filler Cloth is seamlessly bonded directly to standard non-FR filler cloth, which then looks, feels and installs just like traditional materials that are applied to the bottom of no-flip mattresses.
 
New lines represent Company's most recent move to answer market needs
Glass Fibres : 05 June, 2006
Owens Corning announced today that it has completed construction of two new fiberglass pipe insulation lines at OC Mexico, the company's recent $71.5 million manufacturing operation acquisition in Mexico City (formerly known as Vitro Fibras). The expansion, which doubles the plant's pipe capacity, is part of a series of strategic moves and significant investments by the company to fill a void in the North American fiberglass pipe marketplace caused by a major loss of market capacity in mid-2003.
 
Owens Corning introduces new SE 8400 low seed single-end continuous roving for high-voltage applications
Glass Fibres : 05 April, 2005
Advantex Type30 roving provides non-corrosive, dielectric properties for pultruded high-voltage electrical transmission & distribution applications; prevents brittle fracture
 
Owens Corning fibre glass certified as industry
Glass Fibres : 14 March, 2005
At the NAHB Green Building Conference at Atlanta, Owens Corning has announced that its line of fibreglass insulation products has been certified to contain an average of 35 percent recycled content by leading third-party certifier Scientific Certification Systems (SCS).
 
Owens Corning to Expand Light Density Fibre Glass Capacity
Glass Fibres : 31 October, 2004
Owens Corning is initiating plans to build a 150 million pound per year greenfield light density fibre glass insulation plant.
 
 
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