SKD produces mineral wool insulation for the building and technical insulation market. Mineral wool is the primary insulation material in China due to its lifesaving and fire protection properties.
Insulation president Julian Francis says, “We see great opportunity to provide our customers in China with products in both the mid temperature building and high-temperature industrial-application markets. This acquisition furthers our strategy to expand Owens Corning’s technology portfolio across the three largest insulation markets in the world.”
“We are pleased to further scale our mineral wool manufacturing capabilities in China,” says Paul Wei, vice president and Asia Pacific managing director. “We will continue to invest in and leverage our deep building science and construction expertise to meet our customers’ growing needs in this important market.”
Owens Corning now has seven insulation manufacturing facilities across China, providing customers with a full temperature range of products including fiberglass, extruded polystyrene foam, cellular glass and mineral wool insulation.
SKD’s 2017 sales were about $10 million.