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18th March 2014, Paris

Owens Corning launches WUCS 9703 for improved line speed and strength

Owens Corning is a leading producer of residential and commercial building materials, glass fibre reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems.Owens Corning, a leading producer of glass fibre reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems, has introduced WUCS 9703 wet use chopped strands enabling improved line speed and tensile strength when manufacturing wet-process glass veils.

The product’s end-use applications include tile, cushion, and luxury vinyl flooring, and asphalt roofing shingles.

The company has exhibited at the JEC Europe trade show, the largest annual composites trade show that was held in Paris, France, last week, where Owens Corning has introduced its latest innovations for automotive and energy industries.

Improved speed and strength

According to the manufacturer, the new WUCS 9703 improves wet web strength enabling the increase of manufacturing line speeds, while at the same time reducing veil defects, such as wrinkles, in conversion processes.

The new WUCS 9703 is also said to improve veil tensile strength by up to 8% compared to an Owens Corning reference product.

“Our new WUCS 9703 features wet web strength improvement of up to 40% compared to competitive products,” said Geoff Wilson, Owens Corning Director of Wet Use Chopped Strands and Glass Mats Platforms. “So, depending on their specific needs, veil manufacturers can choose to use less product, run their manufacturing line faster, or offer improved veil tensile strength in their end product.”

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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