DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Composites experts from Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, will deliver four technical presentations at CAMX, the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo to be held this week in Dallas. In addition, the company will participate in a panel discussion on recycling composite materials, and will host a discussion on sustainability in the composites industry. The company’s booth will feature products and solutions for a range of applications in the automotive, building and construction, and industrial sectors.
The presentations reflect Owens Corning’s continuous innovation in processes and composite products, with a notable focus on the role of composites in addressing sustainability issues.
“Having an end-to-end view of the value chain enables us to create composite solutions that provide benefits throughout the product lifecycle,” said Arnaud Genis, Group President, Composite Solutions Business. “We’re very proud of the collaboration represented by the two projects that are finalists for awards, and we look forward to continuing to work with our customers to meet the needs of their markets and advance the composites industry.”
CAMX 2015 will take place October 26-29 in Dallas, at the Dallas Convention Center. Owens Corning is in booth #P85 in the exhibit hall.
The presentations include:
- Leadership in Energy & Environment Design (LEED) v4: Transformation through Transparency, Health & Achievement. In this practical session, Gale Tedhams, Director, Products and Supply Chain Sustainability, will share information to help participants understand the impact of the newest LEED rating program on the rating systems for interiors, building design and construction. The presentation will cover new programs, credits and concepts introduced to measure building performance, and the importance of transparency through disclosure as well as third-party certifications. Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. CT.
- How Glass Reinforcements Choice Can Effect Bow In Pultruded Parts. Presented by Kevin Spoo, Senior Research Associate, this paper highlights bow in pultruded parts, which is different from the dimensional changes caused by resin. The choice of glass fiber reinforcement can cause a stress differential, which can cause issues of bow through the cross-section of a pultruded part. In the experiment that will be discussed, two types of glass reinforcements were fed into a pultrusion die with all other parameters of the system being equal. Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 2:30 p.m. CT.
- LCA for Composites and its Impact on Sustainability. Dhruv Raina, Corporate Sustainability Leader, will address many questions related to composites sustainability, including which business markets are most affected, what other countries are doing,the role of Life Cycle Analysis, and the role of recycling in the overall sustainability picture. Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 8 a.m. CT.
- Vehicle Light Weighting - A Greener, Composite Solution (for Class A Body Panels Using SMC). Dhruv Raina, Corporate Sustainability Leader, and Michael Hiltunen of CSP, will present a study on a decklid part that includes strategies for material light weighting and its impact on the environment. In the past TCA®1, a sheet molding compound widely used in body panel applications in the automotive and heavy truck segments, has offered more than a 20% weight reduction when compared to similar parts in steel. The presenters will discuss the development of a new Class A, low-density sheet molding compound, TCA Ultra Lite®, that is 37% lighter than TCA. The discussion will highlight how improvements in material and process technology, and new emerging fibers in discontinuous and continuous formats, including recycled and virgin carbon fiber, can be used effectively to obtain additional weight reduction. Thursday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. CT.
The panel discussions are:
- Recycling Composite Materials - Challenges and Solutions. Dave Hartman, Senior Technical Staff, will represent Owens Corning in this panel discussion moderated by The Boeing Co. Hartman will address the topic as it relates to fiberglass. Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 9 a.m. CT.
- Sustainability in the Composites Industry. Frank O’Brien-Bernini, Chief Sustainability Officer of Owens Corning, will host an informal industry panel discussion. Senior executives from four prominent composites companies will offer their perspectives on various sustainability topics related to glass reinforced composites. Press and show attendees are welcome to attend. Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. CT at the Owens Corning booth, #P85.
About Owens Corning
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation, roofing and fiberglass composites. Through its glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger and more durable. Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2014 sales of $5.3 billion and employs about 15,000 people in 26 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 61 consecutive years. Additional information is available at www.owenscorning.com.
1 TCA® and TCA Ultra Lite® are registered trademarks of Continental Structural Plastics.