Owens Corning says it plans to establish a new manufacturing operation in North Carolina to expand its glass nonwovens business in North America. The company will invest more than $120 million in the NC Certified Gastonia Technology Park.
Owens Corning's glass fiber materials can be found in more than 40,000 end-use composites applications spanning the global transportation, industrial and construction industries.
The new facility is expected to be completed by mid-to-late 2015. It will encompass a state-of-the-art manufacturing line, coating capability, and research and development resources with potential for future expansion.
“The Gastonia operation will support growing customer demand for glass nonwoven products serving the global building materials market, complementing our existing facilities in Europe and North America, and enhancing Owens Corning’s leadership position in the provision of glass nonwoven technologies,” says group President of Owens Corning’s composite solutions business Arnaud Genis.