Manufacturer of glass fiber reinforcements for commercial and residential building materials and composite systems, Owens Corning has proclaimed that it will build a new furnace to increase the manufacturing capacity at its glass reinforcements plant located in Tlaxcala, Mexico.
This is the fourth expansion announcement made by the company’s reinforcements business in recent months. The company also proclaimed production capacity increase at its facilities in Besana, Italy, Gous-Khroustalny, Russia and Yuhang, China. Increased production capacity will help meet the growing demands for glass reinforcements.
Owens Corning has scheduled to commence the new furnace construction in March 2011. The furnace is anticipated to begin production in the beginning of 2012, at which time the manufacturing capacity of the Tlaxcala facility will increase over two-fold. The capacity expansion will manufacture dry-use chopped strands and assembled roving and will support the company’s corrosion-resistant Advantex glass production.
The Vice President and Managing Director of Owens Corning’s Americas reinforcement business, Marcio Sandri commented that strong demand for the company’s products and favorable market conditions is anticipated to deliver good return on the investment made in the Tlaxcala plant.