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Owens Corning showcased its solutions during JEC World

News International-French

9 Mar 2018

Composites experts from Owens Corning, a global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, showcased the power of composites to “make impossible things” at JEC World 2018.

“JEC World 2018 arrives at an opportune time for our company and the composites industry,” said Arnaud Genis, president of Owens Corning’s Composites business. “Our industry is growing and Owens Corning is actively investing in new capacity and new product solutions that embrace composites as the material solution of choice for a variety of markets and applications.

“The benefits of composites have never been more relevant,” Genis added. “And we look forward to engaging with our customers and sharing step-change innovations that underscore our commitment to helping them win in their respective markets.”

Owens Corning showcased its solutions during JEC World

Owens Corning’s presence at JEC World 2018 supported the company’s commitment to accelerating adoption by leading the conversation of how composites “make impossible things.” The company’s booth featured a variety of tangible examples of the “impossible things” Owens Corning composite solutions are enabling. Representatives from the company’s global team of composites experts and business leaders were on hand throughout the event to discuss the company’s entire array of industry-leading solutions, including:

  • XSTRAND high-performance composite filaments for 3D printing developed to fulfill manufacturers’ demands for functional prototyping and industrial applications. Samples on display included composite product applications for sporting goods (snow skis and “flying boat” foils) and medical prosthetics.
  • Owens Corning’s new hybrid glass/carbon fiber for structural and semi-structural applications in the automotive, marine, and sporting goods industries. This step-change innovation from the company’s Advanced Materials platform combines the best of glass and carbon fibers into a unique material that increases penetration of composites versus metals.
  • Glass-fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) composite rebar used to build longer-lasting infrastructure solutions for applications ranging from bridge decks to sea walls. On display there was a corrosion simulator, illustrating the non-corrosive characteristics of GFRP rebar in comparison to epoxy-coated steel rebar, and a glass fiber rebar “F-shape bridge railing” being used in the construction of the composite-reinforced Halls River “bridge to the future” project underway in Homosassa, Fla., USA.
  • Owens Corning composites applications for the automotive market. Display samples, including tailgates and rear spoilers, illustrated the capacity for light-weighting and freedom of design enabled by composites.
  • Thermoplastic tapes used in housing low-pressure gas. On display there was pressure vessels made with Owens Corning SE4849 direct roving.