Published on March 12, 2014
DELIVERING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR THE GLOBAL BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY THROUGH GLASS NON-WOVENS Geoffrey Wilson Global Product Director Composite Solutions Business Owens Corning Sales LLC 1
Who is Owens Corning?
Owens Corning is one of the leading producers of fiberglass in the world and during its75 year history has been responsible for all innovations in glass fiber 1935 1938 1952 1970s 1980 1987 1996 2007 Corning Glass + Owens Illinois work on glass fiber Owens Corning Fiberglass launched Sales $2.5M 600 people Owens Corning becomes listed on NYSE Sales grow to $2Bn Pink panther becomes corporate logo At then end of of the 1980’s Owens Corning has sales in excess of $3Bn and employed 18,000 people globally Owens Corning Fiberglass corporation changes its name to Owens Corning Owens Corning purchases the Saint Gobain glass fiber business to create the worlds largest fiber glass producer Founded in 1938, an industry leader in glass fiber insulation, roofing, asphalt, and glass fiber reinforcements with sales of $5.2 billion in 2012. 15,000 employees in 28 countries. FORTUNE 500 company for 58 consecutive years.
Composite Solutions Business ($2.5Bn) A global leader in fiberglass solutions composed of two major divisions Known as the leading innovator in composites Global leader in glass fiber for composites with 37 plants in 15 countries Inventor of all major glass types (E,ECR,S,R,H) 2 major divisions, each the leader in its market Reinforcements Engineered Solutions
Composite Solutions Business Investing in a global innovation network Granville, U.S. Chambery, France Innovative Chemistry Customer SolutionsGlass & Furnace Science Leveraging our heritage of innovation Granville, U.S. Chambery, France Ibaraki, Japan Apeldoorn, Holland Granville, U.S. Chambery, France Zele, Belgium Apeldoorn, Holland Shanghai, China
What is a glass non-woven?
Mat inspected, rolled and cut to specified widths Drying process to remove water & cure chemicals Wet fibers & chemicals formed into a mat Wet chopped strand fibers mixed into a water slurry The non-woven conversion process L’Ardroise, Fr Guelph, Canada Aiken, SCJackson, TX Gous, RUAppeldoorn, NL Liversedge, UK Chambery, Fr Amarillo, TX Danville, IL Ft. Smith, AR Owens Corning Wet Use Chopped Strand plants , Specialty NW plants & roofing mat plants Engineered Solutions The non-woven conversion process Gastonia, NC Engineered Solutions The non-woven conversion process
What is a glass non-woven ? What can it bring to a building product?
Construction Market Driven by Performance & Flexibility, Material conservation & energy efficiency, Product availability and Productivity Improvements © r.nagy / shutterstock.com; © beboy / shutterstock.com; © Kenishirotie / shutterstock.com; © iQoncept / shutterstock.com Performance & Design Flexibility Materials Conservation Product Availability in All Business Cycles Productivity Improvement
Help customers create new applications through innovation • Customer and market back product development Improve strength-to-weight ratio across building product spectrum • Increase tensile strength • Decrease mat thickness without sacrificing strength © r.nagy / shutterstock.com Performance & Design Flexibility Higher Performance and Design flexibility Ability to customize ceiling tile facers per customer specification for Acoustics, Aesthetics Ceiling Systems Durability, Weatherability & Fire Resistance Walls/Panel Systems Higher dimensional stability & lower cost vs felt Flooring Systems Increased weight-to-strength ratio vs concrete & metal Glass Reinforced Pipe
• Reduction in material consumption through light-weighting • Sustaina® FF binder system in glass nonwovens • Strong use of recycled glass • Sustainability.owenscorning.com © beboy / shutterstock.com Materials conservation Materials Conservation Dimensional stability, Durability, Weatherability & Fire Resistance Insulation Bio-based Binder for carpet and tile backing Flooring Systems
• Enable lighter & stronger materials that allow for faster installation with less breakage • Wider veil webs allowing for labor reduction in flooring installations • Stronger materials to allow for faster product manufacturing line speeds and other production efficiencies © iQoncept / shutterstock.com Productivity Improvement Productivity improvement Stronger glass products to allow for faster processing Manufacturing Efficiencies Wide veil web widths for efficient manufacturing and installation Flooring Systems
• Investing in front of market recovery to allow for maximum customer growth – Apeldoorn (EU) expansion and Gastonia (NA) construction • Scaling glass production to ensure customer growth needs are met • Globally available products with local technical support © Kenishirotie / shutterstock.com Product Availability in All Business Cycles Product availability through Business Cycles Investing to insure your growth Product Supply Detailed discussions on market expectations Joint Planning Market Vision Discussions
Solutions for these markets can be delivered through the full range of industrial processes and are available globally from the extensive footprint of manufacturing locations. Engineered Solutions Residential & Commercial Building: A key pillar for Owens Corning Glass Reinforced PipeInsulation Walls/Panel Systems Flooring Systems Ceiling Systems Leading provider of innovative glass mat solutions for Residential & Commercial Building Increased weight- to-strength ratio vs concrete & metal Dimensional stability, Durability, Weatherability & Fire Resistance Durability, Weatherability & Fire Resistance Acoustics, Aesthetics & Fire Resistance Higher Dimensional Stability / Lower cost vs felt; Bio-based Binder
Engineered Solutions Side-by-side development with customers for new solutions Working side-by-side with customers to develop new solutions Leveraging our expertise for future growth Fundamental product and process innovation to develop advanced composites
Engineered Solutions In Summary Leading supplier to building industry with a full range of non woven technologies Industry leading Innovation Industry leading quality Global Supply Copyright © 2014 Owens Corning. All Rights Reserved.
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