"Our global customers are seeing the potential of PulStrand™ 4100 to help improve their performance and productivity. We’re very pleased to be introducing this product to the North American market"
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber
reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems, today
announced the North American launch of its innovative PulStrand™ 4100
roving at the CAMX 2015 show. The PulStrand™ 4100 roving delivers
breakthrough processing advantages and performance benefits in
pultrusion compared to existing competitive offerings.
The global composites market for pultrusion continues to grow requiring
higher performing solutions. The PulStrand™ 4100 product, introduced in
Europe in early 2015, offers superior processing qualities, strength,
and fatigue resistance in a multi-compatible product for polyester,
vinyl ester, epoxy, and polyurethane resin systems. This
higher-productivity material has the potential to provide faster line
speeds while reducing downtime, scrap, and labor, and enhances the
modulus and durability of the pultruded profiles for a variety of
The sizing chemistry of the PulStrand™ 4100 product ensures excellent
resin-to-glass adhesion and fast, uniform wet-out – by more than 50
percent when compared to existing products1. Further
extensive benchmark tests of competitive products have also shown a
reduction of fuzz formation of up to 92 percent2, less part
bowing, and deformation and excellent humidity resistance.
In addition, the sizing also allows for increased glass content (higher
modulus) and helps to improve the flexural, shear, and compressive
strength of composite products. Tests have highlighted an increase of up
to 57 percent3 in flexural strength. Combining these
characteristics with the outstanding corrosion resistance provided by
Advantex® E-CR glass, the PulStrand™ 4100 product is
specially designed to optimize the durability and service life of
applications in corrosive environments.
“Our global customers are seeing the potential of PulStrand™ 4100 to
help improve their performance and productivity. We’re very pleased to
be introducing this product to the North American market,” said Mikhail
Vorobiev, Global Product Manager at Owens Corning.
The PulStrand™ 4100 product covers a wide tex range (600-9600) and can
be customized to specific application requirements allowing for the
production of profiles for the consumer, recreation, corrosion,
electrical, transportation, and construction markets.
About Owens Corning
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation,
roofing and fiberglass composites. 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 2014
sales of $5.3 billion and employs about 15,000 people in 26 countries.
It has been a Fortune 500® company for 61 consecutive years.
Additional information is available at www.owenscorning.com.
1 Owens Corning internal wet-out comparative test using 4400
texType 30® product in polyester resin. 2 Tested
according to Owens Corning internal fuzz test method. 3 Test
results of a leading pultruder using 4400 texType 30® product in