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Johns Manville to Expand Glass Fiber Production

July 25, 2011
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Johns Manville (JM) recently announced plans to expand current fiber production capacities in its Trnava, Slovakia, facility.

“We feel confident that this major investment will continue to support our customers’ plans for growth and underscores JM’s commitment to growing the composites industry,” said Enno Henze, vice president and general manager for Engineered Products Europe/Asia. “Additionally, it highlights our drive to enhance customer relationships, product innovation and service excellence.”

Additional trends in lightweight materials to improve fuel efficiency will further support composites growth and require investments in both thermoplastic and thermoset materials, the company reports. The expanded furnace, due to start up in the fourth quarter of 2012, will reportedly enable added production flexibility within JM’s product families and expand the production of selected products by as much as 40%.

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