"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 Safing™ mineral 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
“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 Safing™ mineral wool insulation,
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.