Ceramic Industry

Owens Corning Expands Glass Reinforcement Capability

September 27, 2012

Owens Corning recently announced that its new furnace in its Tlaxcala, Mexico, glass reinforcements facility is operational. This is the latest step the company has taken to increase its global capacity to produce composite material. 

“Last year we announced the decision to increase production capacity in our Tlaxcala facility to support the growing needs of our customers and the steady increase in global demand,” said Marcio Sandri, vice president and managing director for the company’s global glass reinforcements business. “This is aligned with our business strategy to reposition our assets to reduce manufacturing cost in order to continue to provide high-quality products to our customers with the most efficient and effective business model.”

The Tlaxcala plant expansion will reportedly support increased manufacturing of Owens Corning’s corrosion-resistant Advantex® glass and intends to initially produce assembled roving and dry-use chopped strands. The new furnace reportedly more than doubles production capacity at the facility.

For additional information, visit www.owenscorning.com.