25 Jun '13, 11am

interesting... owens corning purchases thermafiber and their mineral wool plant...

Owens Corning is going into the mineral wool insulation business. The Toledo, Ohio, company has purchased Thermafiber Inc., a manufacturer of mineral wool insulation for residential, commercial, and industrial markets. Owens Corning already makes a variety of insulation products, including its familiar pink fiberglass batts, blown-in fiberglass, extruded polystyrene, and duct liner and duct board. Thermafiber has a single 145,000-sq. ft. plant in Wabash, Indiana, with about 150 employees. Owens Corning would not say how much insulation the plant currently produces. Thermafiber makes its mineral wool insulation from rock and blast furnace slag. It's non-combustible, inorganic, and mold-resistant and has an R-value Measure of resistance to heat flow; the higher the R-value, the lower the heat loss. The inverse of U-factor. of about R-4 per inch, Thermafiber says. It is sold ...

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