Owens Corning announces $130m investment in glass nonwovens

The new facility will house a manufacturing line, coating capability, and R&D activities, and future expansion is possible.

Owens Corning reports that the new facility will use Owens Corning glass fibres supplied from existing facilities and will specialise in high quality glass nonwoven applications including wall covering, ceiling and flooring, specialty insulation, gypsum, and automotive products

Although the facility will primarily supply products for the building materials industry, Owens Corning says it will also have the ability to make glass nonwoven material for window lineals, recreational vehicle (RV) panels and other composites applications.

The new line will also be capable of making surfacing veil for glass reinforced plastic (GRP) pipe applications.

The location of the facility is currently being finalised.

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