Ceramic Industry

Owens Corning to Expand Mexico Glass Reinforcements Facility

March 30, 2011

Owens Corning recently announced that it is investing in the construction of a new furnace to expand production capacity at its Tlaxcala, Mexico, glass reinforcements facility. The expansion, which supports increasing global demand for glass reinforcements, is the fourth production capacity increase announced by the reinforcements division of the company in recent months.

Scheduled to begin construction in March, the new furnace is expected to be operational in early 2012, at which time it will more than double production capacity at the Tlaxcala facility. The expansion will support increased production of the company’s corrosion-resistant Advantex® glass and will produce assembled roving and dry-use chopped strands.

“The steady growth in demand for these products, coupled with favorable pricing in the marketplace, is driving a positive expected return on the investment in our Tlaxcala facility,” said Marcio Sandri, vice president and managing directr for the company’s Americas reinforcement business. “We are pleased to be able to support our customers’ needs with this latest expansion.”

For more information, visit www.owenscorning.com.