Owens Corning ‘Moves Forward’ with Proven Solutions

Owens Corning ‘Moves Forward’ with Proven, Innovative Air Handling Solutions
Jan 29, 2013 11:15 AM ET

DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 29, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Owens Corning (NYSE:OC) showcased its comprehensive, proven HVAC solutions at the 2013 AHR Expo in Dallas, Jan. 28-30 (booth #175). An industry leader in Air Handling solutions for 75 years, Owens Corning offers a full line of products for contractors, mechanical engineers, distributors and flex duct manufacturers that improve energy efficiency, comfort and sound performance in homes and buildings.

“Our show tagline this year is ‘Moving Air Forward,’ and that’s exactly what our innovations have been doing for three-quarters of a century,” said Alex Legall, vice president and general manager for Owens Corning mechanical systems. “Our very first product transformed the air handling industry – a more efficient and less expensive fiberglass furnace filter. We also invented flex duct and duct board – products that paved the way for decades of innovation and quality. Today, our Air Handling solutions are on the cutting-edge of green technology, are easy to handle and install, and meet guidelines for indoor air quality delivering the performance and sustainability needed to keep you ahead of the curve.” The company highlighted the following innovations at the 2013 AHR Expo:

EcoTouch® Insulation for Flexible Duct

Owens Corning EcoTouch® Insulation for Flexible Duct features high-recycled content1, outstanding thermal and acoustical performance and a natural, biobased material. The product was named the greenest insulation by Green Builder magazine2 and is the only fiberglass insulation product listed in the USDA BioPreferred® Catalog because of its biobased binder.

“EcoTouch Insulation makes it easy to meet business requirements for energy efficiency and green building certifications,” said Legall. “The product is easy to handle, made with 99 percent natural materials, consists of 57 percent recycled content and is REENGUARD® Children & Schools CertifiedSM.”3

QuietR® Rotary Duct Liner

QuietR® Rotary Duct Liner for sheet metal ducts enhances indoor air quality by absorbing noise within ducts, and contributes to indoor comfort by lowering heat loss or gain through duct walls. The product is certified by Scientific Certification Systems to contain a minimum of 57 percent recycled glass content and meets indoor air quality standards under the GREENGUARD® Indoor Air Quality Certification Program℠ and the GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification Program℠.

QuietR® Rotary Duct Liner features a number of benefits to contractors and engineers, including:

 New and improved dark veil that is strong with a durable air stream

 Higher erosion rating with 6,000 feet per minute (FPM) vs. 5,000

 Outstanding thermal and acoustical performance

 Absorbs fan and air turbulence noise and reduces popping noises within sheet metal ducts

 Mold and mildew growth resistant with an EPA registered biocide that protects the airstream surface from microbial growth.

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Technology Resources and Solutions

Owens Corning showcased a number of technology innovations, including its recently launched interactive Division 22/23 Mechanical Manufacturer’s Guide eBook which makes it convenient for mechanical engineers and building specifiers to access important product information. This new portfolio meets the growing industry demand for digital and mobile communication solutions. Users can easily access duct, pipe and HVAC equipment insulation solutions, data sheets, CSI MasterFormat® three-part system specifications and green building program guides. The eBook is available at Division2223.OwensCorning.com.

Owens Corning also displayed its Architectural & Engineering Information Center, a web-based resource center that provides commercial building professionals with immediate access to product literature, case studies, guide specifications, online AIA and CES training courses and more. This resource is available at www.OCBuildingSpec.com.The site also directs users to the industry’s first Division 7 Thermal and Moisture Protection eBook, a virtual toolkit that can be saved to a desktop or accessed from a mobile device to make retrieving information about Owens Corning commercial products convenient.

“Owens Corning is committed to serving as a resource for architects and specifiers, in part by delivering solutions through vehicles that are most convenient to them,” said Legall. “As our new resource guide, the Architectural Information Center will serve as a central hub of information, resources and training tools that may be applicable to their projects or help bolster their business.”

Other Show Highlights

Other highlights at the AHR Expo included Owens Corning’s SOFTR® Duct Wrap, QuietR® Duct Board and QuietZone® Spiral Duct Liner. All of the HVAC products are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® and many are also GREENGUARD Children & Schools Ceritfied.4℠.

To view the complete selection of high performance Air Handling solutions from Owens Corning, visit booth #175 during the 2013 AHR Expo. For more information about Owens Corning’s products and services, visit www.owenscorningcommercial.com/movingairforward or call 1-800-GET-PINK®.

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About Owens Corning

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is a leading global producer of residential and commercial building materials, glass-fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems. A Fortune® 500 company for 58 consecutive years, Owens Corning is committed to driving sustainability by delivering solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives. Founded in 1938, Owens Corning is a market-leading innovator of glass-fiber technology with sales of $5.3 billion in 2011 and about 15,000 employees in 28 countries on five continents. Additional information is available at www.owenscorning.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DeAnna Starn, Owens Corning, (419) 248-5667 and DeAnna.Starn@owenscorning.com OR Ben Arens, LCWA, (312) 565-4626 and barens@lcwa.com

1 Unfaced insulation made with a minimum of 99% by weight natural materials consisting of minerals and plant-based compounds.

2 Green Builder 2011 Readers’ Choice Brand Study shared in Feb. 2012 Green Builder Magazine.

3 GREENGUARD Children & Schools CertifiedSM : A product certification program for low-emitting building materials, furniture, finishes, cleaning products, electronics and consumer products used in environments where children and other sensitive populations spend extended periods of time. All GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certified products meet the stringent GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification requirements, including limits outlined in California's Department of Public Health Services Standard Practice for Specification Section 01350, and undergo both annual re-certification and quarterly quality monitoring to ensure ongoing compliance.

4 Duct board and duct liner products up and including 1” along with duct wrap and flex duct insulation are GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certified.