Owens Corning recently dedicated a new advanced manufacturing facility in Gastonia, North Carolina. The investment supports the company's participation in the growing non-wovens glass fiber market, particularly the North American construction segment.

"Our investment in Gastonia encompasses the most advanced glass veil manufacturing technologies, with the ability to make a broad range of products for diverse customers, a sustainable footprint and a highly trained workforce," said Suman Raha of Owens Corning. "We have a legacy of transforming markets by introducing glass fiber products. The Gastonia plant will continue that tradition with our glass veils for building materials."

With advanced automation and networking technology, the Gastonia plant produces a thin sheet of glass-reinforced material – called veil – that is used in construction applications such as carpet, ceiling tiles, vinyl flooring and gypsum wall board, as well as automotive applications.

The Gastonia facility is capable of producing veil products with a formaldehyde-free binder that in turn addresses the growing interest in bio-based products.

Owens Corning glass fiber materials are found in more than 40,000 end-use applications in the construction, wind energy, water infrastructure, industrial, transportation, consumer goods and aerospace/defense sectors.

For more information, visit www.owenscorning.com.