"Our introduction of the first North American formaldehyde-free mineral wool solutions reflects our continuous investment into building science expertise, technical resources, and product innovation"
TOLEDO, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Owens Corning announced plans to introduce formaldehyde-free Thermafiber®
light density mineral wool insulation solutions during the American
Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference on Architecture 2017 in
Orlando, Florida. As the first and only formaldehyde-free mineral wool
insulation in North America, Thermafiber® mineral wool
insulation solutions represent a breakthrough for architects, specifiers
and contractors interested in achieving green building standards.
Thermafiber® SAFB™ (Sound Attenuation Fire
Blankets) is available for specification now and will be in the market
later this year. Thermafiber® UltraBatt™ will quickly follow
in a series of formaldehyde-free Thermafiber® mineral wool
insulation solutions offered by Owens Corning.
“Our introduction of the first North American formaldehyde-free mineral
wool solutions reflects our continuous investment into building science
expertise, technical resources, and product innovation,” said Todd
Fister, vice president of insulation strategic marketing. “Remaining
true to the brand’s history as an industry pioneer, the launch of
formaldehyde-free Thermafiber® mineral wool insulation
coupled with our investment in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility
in Joplin, Missouri strengthens our impressive portfolio of product
solutions and our commitment to the industry.”
Based upon their fire resistance and performance properties, Thermafiber®
mineral wool insulation products have been installed in eight of the 20
tallest buildings in the world including the record-breaking Burj
Khalifa tower in Dubai, U.A.E. In addition to the new
formaldehyde-free offerings, Thermafiber® mineral wool
insulation also contributes to credits in green building programs and
has a minimum 70 percent recycled content.
From the formaldehyde-free Thermafiber® mineral wool
insulation product innovation to the customizable Owens Corning® Enclosure
Solutions systemization approach, Owens Corning Insulating Systems
delivers building science expertise to help architects, specifiers, and
contractors select the right solution for each project.
Owens Corning (NYSE:OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation,
roofing, and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale,
the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in
materials, manufacturing and building science to develop products and
systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and
residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the
company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger and more durable.
Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better
place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2016 sales of $5.7
billion and employs about 16,000 people in 26 countries. It has been a
Fortune 500® company for 62 consecutive years. For more
information, please visit www.owenscorning.com.