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Owens Corning launches multi-functional roving for improved flexibility

The new OC Paneluxe product is said to provide great translucency and clarity with greater than 80% light transmittance.

13th March 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Paris

Construction, Industrial

Owens Corning, a leading producer of glass fibre reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems, has launched its new OC Paneluxe multi-end roving for continuous lamination of translucent and general purpose applications.

This versatile and multi-functional product is said to allow for design and process flexibility, as well as mechanical and transparency performance.

Improved productivity

Formulated for use with polyester and vinyl-ester resins in a wide range of applications, the OC Paneluxe product allows for more homogeneous glass fibre mats and better fibre repartition, according to the manufacturer. This multi-functional product reduces the number of glass changeovers.

OC Paneluxe multi-end roving also incorporates Advantex corrosion resistant glass fibres, which combine the electrical and mechanical properties of traditional E-glass with the corrosion resistance of E-CR glass.

Great translucency

The new OC Paneluxe product is said to provide great translucency and clarity with greater than 80% light transmittance and up to 25% increased clarity versus typical competitive products.

The product also demonstrates fast wet-out and impregnation, and generates low fuzz and low static. These features, combined with consistent, reliable choppability, contribute to productivity enhancements, the company reports.

Wide range of applications

OC Paneluxe roving can be used in a variety of applications requiring flat and corrugated translucent and opaque panels, such as roofing and skylights for industrial and commercial buildings, greenhouses, cold storage warehouses, and wall panels in commercial kitchens and hospitals.

The product can also be used for panel components in building (garage doors, awnings, patio covers, fences, and windbreaks) and in transportation (trucks/trailers, railcars and recreational vehicles).

www.owenscorning.com

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