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Media Contact

Katie Merx

Corporate Media Relations

419-248-6496

katie.merx@owenscorning.com

Owens Corning Introduces First Formaldehyde-Free Perimeter Fire Containment System in North America

Breakthrough product formulation featuring formaldehyde-free GreenGuard ® Gold Thermafiber ® Firespan ® and Safing™ mineral wool insulation brings continuous innovation to commercial architects, specifiers and contractors

Thursday, October 25, 2018 6:30 am EDT
"Architects and building owners are increasingly demanding formaldehyde-free solutions. The introduction of the first formaldehyde-free perimeter fire containment system reflects our commitment to continuously invest in building science knowledge and technical resources that advance the commercial building industry."

TOLEDO, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) has introduced the first and only formaldehyde-free perimeter fire containment system available in North America. This advanced solution made with Thermafiber® Firespan® and Safingmineral wool insulation delivers tested and proven fire resistance performance to help commercial architects, specifiers and contractors build safer and energy-efficient buildings.

Available for specifications now and in-market later this year, the system expands the portfolio of formaldehyde-free Thermafiber® mineral wool solutions.

“As a pioneer in fire safety, we know the perimeter in a commercial structure is one of the most complex areas where fire can spread and where building professionals face high-stakes design scenarios,” said Carmelo Carrubba, Owens Corning’s insulation strategic marketing vice president.

“Architects and building owners are increasingly demanding formaldehyde-free solutions. The introduction of the first formaldehyde-free perimeter fire containment system reflects our commitment to continuously invest in building science knowledge and technical resources that advance the commercial building industry.”

Based on its proven fire performance, 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® also contributes to LEED® credits for specific commercial and residential applications and has certification for minimum 70 percent recycled content by the ICC-ES.

Owens Corning also provides expert resources through its Thermafiber Insolutions® technical team. Through this resource, commercial architects, specifiers, curtain wall manufacturers, and contractors can collaborate with technical experts to gain technical assistance including CAD drawings, engineering judgments, LEED® credit information and product recommendations.

For more information on Formaldehyde-Free Perimeter Fire Containment and firestopping products with Formaldehyde-Free Thermafiber® Firespan® and Safingmineral wool insulation, visit www.owenscorning.com/formaldehyde-free.

About Owens Corning

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 2017 sales of $6.4 billion and employs 19,000 people in 37 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 64 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com.

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