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Owens Corning To Launch 9 New Customer-Inspired Products At Upcoming JEC Europe Show





TOLEDO, Ohio, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems, will unveil nine new products developed in partnership with its customers at the upcoming JEC Europe 2014 composites show and conferences in Paris, France.

Owens Corning's presence at JEC Europe will include a range of product innovations designed to collectively deliver productivity improvements and performance benefits in composite applications for the automotive, wind energy, and building and construction markets.

"Our new product introductions are a direct result of working with our customers to identify and provide differentiated solutions that help them win in their markets," said Arnaud Genis, Owens Corning Group President, Composite Solutions.  "With nine new products on display under the banner of 'Redefining Product Performance,' our presence at JEC Europe will provide a great demonstration of Owens Corning's commitment to advancing product leadership on the behalf of our customers across the globe."

JEC Europe 2014 will take place March 11-13 at Porte de Versailles in Paris.  Owens Corning is exhibiting in Hall 7-2, Booth F22.

Owens Corning's new product highlights at JEC Europe will include:

Performax ® SE4849 Type 30 ® roving for LFT PP, designed for long fiber reinforced thermoplastic polypropylene (LFT PP) used in hot-melt compounding, pultrusion, direct compounding processes, and continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic tapes.  SE4849 enables faster compounding line speeds for improved efficiency and increased glass loadings in a variety of applications, with particular emphasis on the automotive market.

ME1510 EP multi-end roving, designed for epoxy sheet molding compound (SMC) structural composites in automotive applications.  In combination with epoxy SMC systems, this new multi-end roving enables high mechanical performance.  ME1510 features outstanding impregnation and the ability to use up to 60 percent glass fiber content, providing significant weight reduction opportunities compared to steel.

WindStrand ® 2000, 3000, and 4000 Type 30 ® rovings and Ultrablade ® G3 and Triax fabrics, bringing enhanced performance to a variety of wind energy applications.  Owens Corning's new range of roving and fabric solutions is aimed at supporting the foremost goal of turbine producers: reducing total energy production cost to drive wind power to parity with other energy sources.  The new WindStrand ® roving solutions feature a powerful combination of optimized design, high performance, and ultimate reliability.  Together, these attributes enable the production of longer and up to 6-percent lighter 1 turbine blades.  These high-performance blades are capable of operating in extreme environments while benefiting from reduced material consumption, and lower manufacturing and operating costs.  In addition, the new Ultrablade ® fabrics support industry demands for longer blades (up to 20 percent longer) – both on-shore and off-shore – and in low-wind areas.

WUCS 9703 (wet-use chopped strand) products, which enable improved wet web strength and efficient veil manufacturing to support carpet tile, cushion/luxury vinyl flooring, and asphalt roofing shingle applications.

Advantex ® ME3060 multi-end chop roving for weaving fabrics, delivering enhanced performance for a number of end uses including a variety of industrial applications, underground tanks and pipes, wind turbines, and marine products.  ME3060 rovings offer optimized resin consumption and blade life.

About Owens Corning Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is a leading global producer of residential and commercial building materials, glass-fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems. A Fortune ® 500 company for 59 consecutive years, Owens Corning is committed to driving sustainability by delivering solutions, transforming markets, and enhancing lives. In business for more than 75 years, Owens Corning is a market-leading innovator of glass-fiber technology with sales of $5.3 billion in 2013 and about 15,000 employees in 27 countries. Additional information is available at: www.owenscorning.com.

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