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14th March 2014, Paris

Owens Corning launches chop roving for weaving and knitting applications

Owens Corning, a leading producer of glass fibre reinforcements for composite systems, has introduced its new ME 3060 roving at the JEC Europe show that has been taking place this week in Paris, France.

According to the company, this new multi-end roving, used as chop, combines excellent processing characteristics with enhanced final laminate surface quality.

Improved productivity

ME 3060 roving is said to deliver 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.

Owens Corning is a leading producer of residential and commercial building materials, glass-fibre reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems. © John Rees

“ME 3060 roving allows end users to optimise 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.”

Features

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

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

Owens Corning

Owens Corning is a leading producer of residential and commercial building materials, glass-fibre reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems.

A Fortune 500 company for 59 consecutive years, Owens Corning is committed to driving sustainability. In business for more than 75 years, Owens Corning is a market-leading innovator of glass-fibre technology operating in 27 countries.

www.owenscorning.com

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