Owens Corning to Expand Production of Glass Fibre Reinforcements
The expansion, which supports increasing global demand for glass reinforcements, is the fourth production capacity increase announced by the company in recent months. Capacity increases were also recently announced in Yuhang/CN, Gous-Khroustalny/RU and Besana/IT. 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.