Owens Corning (Toledo, Ohio, USA) on Oct. 8 announced that to meet customer demand, the company will increase production of dry use chopped strands (DUCS) in its Chambery, France, facility by nearly 50 percent in the fourth quarter. This increase is in addition to its recent announcement that it is restarting its plant in Vado Ligure, Italy. Vado Ligure has recently been converted to the company’s patented boron and fluorine-free Advantex technology, which offers a higher performing glass fiber and a significantly smaller environmental footprint compared with standard E-glass processes.
“As a company, we're excited about the signs we’re seeing that business activity is improving in the region,” said Arnaud Genis, vice president and managing director, Europe, OCV Reinforcements. “This production increase is a key part of our continued commitment to not only provide our customers with the industry’s leading portfolio of products, but also the flexible, responsive service and supply they need to maximize every opportunity in the marketplace.”