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Owens Corning opens advanced manufacturing plan in North Carolina

News International-French

13 Jun 2016

This major investment supports the company’s participation in the growth of the growing non-wovens glass fiber market, particularly the North American construction segment.

“Our investment in Gastonia encompasses the most advanced glass veil manufacturing technologies – with the ability to make a broad range of products for diverse customers – a sustainable footprint, and a highly trained workforce,” said Suman Raha, general manager of Non-Wovens - North America, Owens Corning. “We have a legacy of transforming markets by introducing glass fiber products. The Gastonia plant will continue that tradition with our glass veils for building materials.

“Formally introducing the Gastonia plant and business center shows our commitment to our customers’ growth and success. We thank our government and community partners again for their support over the last three years in creating a truly world-class operation.”

With advanced automation and networking technology, the Gastonia plant produces a thin sheet of glass-reinforced material – called veil – that is used in construction applications such as carpet and ceiling tiles, vinyl flooring, and gypsum wall board, as well as automotive applications. The Gastonia facility is capable of producing Sustaina veil products with a formaldehyde-free binder that, in turn, addresses customers’ growing interest in bio-based products.

Owens Corning glass fiber materials are found in more than 40,000 end-use applications in the construction, wind energy, water infrastructure, industrial, transportation, consumer goods, and aerospace/defense sectors.

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