About Owens Corning FOAMGLAS® business

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Owens Corning is a global leader in insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composite materials. Its insulation products conserve energy, improve acoustics and fire resistance in the spaces where people live, work, and play. Its roofing products and systems enhance curb appeal and help protect homes and commercial buildings alike. Its fiberglass composites make thousands of products lighter, stronger, and more durable.

Owens Corning provides innovative products and solutions that deliver a material difference to its customers and, ultimately, make the world a better place. The business is global in scope, with operations in 33 countries. It is also human in scale, with 20,000 employees cultivating local and longstanding relationships with customers. Based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, the company posted 2018 sales of $7.1 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500® company for 65 consecutive years.

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FOAMGLAS® Insulation

In 2017, Owens Corning acquired Pittsburgh Corning, which produced FOAMGLAS® cellular glass insulation. FOAMGLAS® insulation systems cover a wide range of applications in both the commercial and industrial sectors and expanded Owen’s Corning’s product offering. 

FOAMGLAS® insulation is produced in facilities located in Sedalia, Missouri, USA; Fresno, Texas, USA; Tessenderlo, Belgium; Klášterec, Czech Republic; and Yantai, China. 

More than 80 years of innovation

with FOAMGLAS® cellular glass insulation

1937
Two industry-leading American glass companies - Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company and Corning Glass Works - founded the Pittsburgh Corning Corporation. They focus on the production and sale of glass products for the construction sector.

1942
Pittsburgh Corning launches a new glass product – FOAMGLAS® cellular glass, a material with exceptional properties. FOAMGLAS® insulation is lightweight and provides excellent protection against heat and cold. 

1952
FOAMGLAS® insulation was used on the restoration of the White House in Washington D.C.

1957
FOAMGLAS® insulation is introduced to the European market.

1963
Pittsburgh Corning Europe NV. is founded

1964
Pittsburgh Corning builds a production unit in Tessenderlo, Belgium, to help meet the worldwide demand for FOAMGLAS® insulation.

2008
A new European FOAMGLAS® production unit is set up in Klášterec, Czech Republic.
New technology optimizes the production process, while reducing energy and material consumption.

2014
A new factory in Yantai, China opens, the first production unit of FOAMGLAS® insulation  in Asia.

2017
Owens Corning, a world leader in insulation, roofing and fiberglass-composite materials, acquires Pittsburg Corning.